MA TROGGIAN is a native Brazilian based in New York City whose artistic identity revolves around acting, writing, and creating music.
She was considered for Best Actress at Brazil's biggest film festival, Gramado Film Festival, for her role in O Jardim Dos Amores de Woody Allen by Gustavo Spolidoro, and is the co-founder of Evoé, an award-winning THEATER collective dedicated to promoting Brazilian culture abroad.
In 2017, Ma had her playwright debut with Norma Jeane Was A Brunette, a play she wrote and starred in. Most recently, she finished writing her first feature Foreign, winner of Best Screenplay at the 2020 LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival, and a second-rounder at the 2022 Sundance Development Track. Foreign IS under DEVELOPMENT.
Ma also achieved some success with HER short scripts GLÓRIA, FINALIST AT 2022 WAVE GRANT, and The Love of Jupiter, winner of the 2022 PANO Microgrants.
As a musician, she worked as the DJ and promoter of Lez Girls Party, a monthly event created in 2010 to CELEBRATE the lesbian community in her hometown. In New York, Ma focused on making new music and released four singles, including Black Money and I Want Ur Luv, produced by Grammy award-winning producer Bob Brockmann.
Finally, Ma HAS RECEIVED the City Artist Corps Grant to curate Make Music Don't Get Killed: aN ONGOING YEARLY showcase highlighting queer underrepresented performers and musicians in Brooklyn.
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