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Makena Metz

Makena Metz

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Makena Metz is an LA native who writes fantasy, sci-fi, and magical realism for the page, screen, and stage. She is getting her MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Chapman University's dual degree program and is a proud member of DGA, ASCAP, SCBWI, WIA, CMA, and the SCL. This fall, Makena’s short script “Grow” was published with The Clockhouse Review Literary Magazine for Volume 9, her short story “The Tea Shop” was published with For Page and Screen Magazine Issue 2, and her monologue “Reflection” was published with WE:US Monologues for Gender Minority Characters Anthology. Additionally, her animated (half-hour) pilot Theo’s Grand Adventure placed #13 on The Red List on Coverfly. This last year, Makena’s song “Race Against Time” (co-written with Angela Parrish and Dan Povenmire) premiered in Episode 2: “Math Punch!” of Hamster & Gretel on Disney Channel. Makena was chosen as a mentee through MAESTRA music and also as an emerging artist NEXT Literary Fellow for The Braid Theatre Company. Makena’s poem “Arrivals” was published with Brave Voices Literary Magazine, her play “Death Bites” was published by Next Stage Press for their “Disability Forward!” Anthology, and her poem “Light Through Water” was published with The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls Oceanic Literary magazine. Makena is an alum of the Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective Program and New Musical Inc’s CORE Curriculum for Musical Theatre Writing. Find her work on Coverfly, NPX, and follow her @ makenametz on Tiktok, IG, FB, Twitter, and check out makena.metz.com

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Education
    • TV/Film

    Regions

    • LA/Southern California

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter

    Primary Instruments

    • Drums
    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Piano

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • Sibelius

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

    Current Student?

    • Graduate School