Native New Yorker Maia Lorian is an actor, creator, and artistic director of A Presidential Parody- an ad takeover collaborative with live street art performances around NYC. As an actor- career highlights include: SNL (NBC), Flight of the Conchords (HBO), The Onion News Network (IFC), many CollegeHumor parodies, a series of films by cult film maker Mike Kuchar, Marina Abramovic’s piece Generator. In theater- Carmina Burana (Lincoln Center), Murder In the Cathedral (Hoi Polloi/Off Broadway), A Pale Horse Death and Hell (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Flying Snakes in 3D (Ars Nova). Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Nation, Street Art NYC, BK Street Art, EV Grieve, WPIX11 news (NYC), WELT news (Germany), photographed by street art documentarians Luna Park and Dusty Rebel, and is in the permanent collection of Poster House Museum and The 45 Library. Maia went to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in NYC where she majored in Drama, studied with Anne Bogart's SITI Co., the Experimental Theatre Wing at Tisch/NYU, and graduated with Highest Honors from California College of Art, where she designed her own major in film, performance, and installation. Maia also does stand-up, sings, and composes music and lyrics.