Since 1993, when Maya made her first solo, she has created different kinds of productions ranging from dance theatre to cross media performances and comedy. She is her own director and the centre piece of her making process is improvisation. Over the years, she has invited other artists – musicians, film makers, light and designers to improvise with her to create shows. While some productions have been adaptations of short stories, most have been inspired by events in India. There’s generally a strong social and political thread that runs through the content of her shows. Alongside, Kathakali – which she trained in for several years - seems to enter via various doors in creating a contemporary language of theatre. Maya has been commissioned by festivals both in India and abroad to create performances.

Loose Woman



Quality Street

Are You Home Lady Macbeth?

Hand Over Fist



Live sound, text, action, song and video come together to draw out and reflect on the many facets of masculinities - the many ways these lie embedded in our sense of identity, relationships, work and attitudes.

These short episodes are an attempt to pick up some of the strands that constitute the larger maze of masculinities.

This show was commissioned by UNIFEM to launch a campaign on the theme of masculinities.

Heads Are Meant For Walking Into


The Job

Khol Do