Ma Troggian is a native Brazilian based in New York City whose artistic identity revolves around acting, writing scripts, and creating music. After getting her BA in Interior Design at Centro Universitário Metodista IPA and completing a three-month DJ course at AIMEC School of Electronic Music, Ma moved to New York to study at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She graduated from The Evening Conservatory, an intensive 2-year acting program modeled after MFA graduate-level training.
Ma was considered for Best Actress at Brazil's biggest film festival, Gramado Film Festival, for her role in Gustavo Spolidoro's short film O Jardim Dos Amores de Woody Allen. She is the co-founder of Evoé, an award-winning collective dedicated to promoting Brazilian culture in theater and film.
A self-taught screenwriter, Ma's first feature script, Foreign, was shortlisted for the competitive 2022 Sundance Development Track, won the 2020 LGBT Toronto Film Festival, and was selected for the 2024 Nostos Screenwriting Retreat, in Italy. Her short script, The Love of Jupiter, won the 2022 PANO Microgrants, was selected for the 2022 Open Screenplay M Film Lab, and is currently in pre-production. Ma was a finalist for Wavelength's WAVE Grant, both in 2022 and 2023.
As a musician, she has worked as a DJ and released four singles, including Black Money and I Want Ur Luv, produced by Oscar-nominated and Grammy award-winning producer Bob Brockmann.
Finally, Ma received the 2021 City Artist Corps Grant to curate Make Music Don't Get Killed: A yearly showcase highlighting queer underrepresented performers and musicians in Brooklyn.
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