Maya Kazan

Actor, Filmmaker

Maya Kazan is an actress and aspiring filmmaker.


Theatrical Reviews

The Winter's Tale at The Old Globe

"The grown-up Perdita (Maya Kazan)... is one of the sweetest of Shakespeare's ingénues. Kazan... has everything... that's needed to make us fall in love with Perdita — natural radiance, unassuming intelligence and gentleness." - LA Times

"The large and energetic cast is solid in their performances, but there are always standout performances and they come from: Billy Campbell as the tortured Leontes; Paul Michael Valley as Polixenes; Cornell Womack as Camillo; Maya Kazan as Perdita..." - Desert Local News

A.Z. Kelsey as Florizel and Maya Kazan as Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the The Old Globe in San Diego.

A.Z. Kelsey as Florizel and Maya Kazan as Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the The Old Globe in San Diego.

Director/ Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein on working with Maya Kazan: 

" "She is a star, star, star," he exclaimed. "She doesn't have classical training — it's her first major Shakespeare role. But I just feel like, 'Wow, if I can start pointing this amazing, incendiary talent toward Shakespeare, then five years from now, she's going to have a Rosalind in her that's going to be major.'" "          - LA Times

The Future Is Not What It Was at Walkerspace

 “Kazan has a magnetic energy onstage and delivers the most three-dimensional performance.” – Backstage

“The production … presents a striking and clearly gifted company of young actors, all of them making their New York debuts. … [Michael Rabe] plays especially well with Maya Kazan ... as Laura, the only woman in this menagerie possessed of a heart and a brain. Laura, a neighbor who takes up with Tom, Sean's generally luckless roommate, then grows tired of him, all the while keeping an eye on Sean, arguably undergoes the most changes, thereby making her the most interesting person in a generally static play. She also has a nice way of pausing and telegraphing all sorts of conflicting emotions before making a conventional remark, thereby endowing the line with considerable additional dramatic heft.”  - Lighting and Sound in America

Stills from The Future is Not What It Was, below: 

The Liar at The Shakespeare Theater of NJ

“The actors are superb. …The two women, Clarice and Lucrece, played by Jane Pfitsch and Maya Kazan, are exceedingly good in their roles.” -HNN

“Jane Pfitsch as Clarice and Maya Kazan as her best friend, Lucrece, the former chatty and bustling, and the latter pensive and reserved, nicely play off one another to bring much texture to their roles.” – Talkin’ Broadway

Still from The Liar, at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. Directed by Paul Mullins. (Maya Kazan as Lucrece, left. Jane Pfitsch as Clarice, right.)

Still from The Liar, at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. Directed by Paul Mullins.

(Maya Kazan as Lucrece, left. Jane Pfitsch as Clarice, right.)