Maria Camia, creator of the MARICAMA brand and universe, is a Filipino American Visual Theatre Artist who creates Spiritual Theater, Visual Art, and Fashion with the intention to globally inspire healing and play. Her transformative storytelling leaves audiences rewired and enlightened to the infinite potential of the MARICAMA mindset.
She has performed original work for established theaters including The Henson Company, La Mama, and The International Puppet Fringe Festival. NEW MONY!, her first full length production, was commissioned and presented in NYC by Dixon Place with private funds from The Jim Henson Foundation and The Jerome Foundation.
This puppet artist residency is supported in part by Cheryl Henson and The Jim Henson Foundation.
Maria Camia will develop The Healing Shipment, a 45- minute spiritual / sci-fi musical play using technique in five life sized body puppets, live projection mapping, and a set that opens into multiple universes with live singing (11 songs) and music: piano, drums, and electric cello. This play continues the Aricama Epic and is about fourth-generation Aricamian space cadet, Marikata, communicating with her deceased grandmother, Maricama, to heal her currently dying mother, Mar. The concept of this show is about generational trauma, extremes in healing and destruction, bliss and depression, and service to self and service to others.