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Makena Metz

Makena Metz

Biography

Makena Metz (she/her) 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 from Chapman University and is a proud member of DGA, ASCAP, and the SCL. Makena was just chosen for The Braid Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 NEXT Emerging Artists Fellowship and her play Falling Apart While Learning to Cook (A Recipe for an Empty Nest) was selected for a reading in Unstaged Podcast’s Season 3.

This past year, her 1 act musical revue Variations on a Theme (Park) (music by William Ah Sing and lyrics by Julia Koyfman and Makena Metz) premiered digitally in the IAMT 1 Act Showcase and her short pandemic musical Threesome (music and lyrics by Joely Zuker and Makena Metz) was selected for the 2021 Virtual New York Equity Library Theatre Summer Festival. In 2020, Makena’s song Listen to Me was picked for the 2021 Reverb Festival at Roundabout Theatre Company and her short musical Heavy Heart (music and lyrics by Angela Parrish and Makena Metz, book by Hannah C. Langley) was published in the literary magazine Fleas on the Dog, Volume 8. Additionally, her animated movie musical Alba and the Underworld (book and lyrics by Thomas Blakeley and Makena Metz and Music and Lyrics by Devin Weitz) was selected for a New Voices Project Merit Award from New Musicals Inc. Makena is an alum of the Institute for American Musical Theatre (IAMT) Creators Program and New Musical Inc’s CORE Curriculum for Musical Theatre Writing. Follow her on twitter or instagram @MakenaMetz, FB @makenametzwrites, and find her work on Coverfly or NPX!

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Education
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

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

My Instruments

  • Drums
  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Piano

Software

  • GarageBand
  • Sibelius
  • Other

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her