A B O U T M A Y B E
Maybe Burke is a New York based actor, writer, and human rights advocate interested in telling the stories that haven't been told. Their work has been seen at Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, New Dramatists, HERE Arts Center, The NYC LGBTQ Center, and more.
Maybe received the 2017 Fresh Fruit Spirit Award for Fostering Pride, Survival, History, and Progress. This award was for their solo show, Love Letters to Nobody, which also earned them a nomination for the 2018 Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. Maybe also won the Fresh Fruit Festival's 2015 Short Play Contest with their first short play, Do You Want Me To Stop?, which then received a Fruitie for Outstanding Ensemble. An excerpt of the play was included in the second installation of Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project.
Maybe has spoken on many panels and facilitated several workshops around trans and queer identities. They have spoken all over, from BroadwayCon to Buzzfeed, and several High Schools and Universities. Maybe is partnered with Sex Discussed Here!, and they are a trainer for the Transgender Training Institute. You can also hear Maybe speaking every week on the Topics Include Podcast with a panel of trans artists.
As the Artistic Associate of Honest Accomplice Theatre, Maybe founded The Trans Literacy Project, in which they collaborate with trans artists, advocates, and activists to produce accessible videos which address questions about trans experiences.
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