Maya Vinice Prentiss

Art form(s):Acting, Directing, Stage Combat

CAPE Teaching Artist since 2022

MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA in Drama from Spelman College

About the Artist:
Maya Vinice Prentiss is an SAFD Certified Actor-Combatant and Dialect Coach. Her Chicago acting credits include Clyde’s; School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play the world premiere of How to Catch Creation (Goodman Theatre), An Octoroon (Definition Theatre Company); Eclipsed (Jeff Awards Nominee- Pegasus Theatre Company); , and Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Regional credits include School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (TheatreSquared); As You Like It, Pride and Prejudice, and Caesar (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); and Origin Story (Illinois Theatre). TV credits include The Chi (Showtime). Her fight direction credits include EthiopianAmerica (Jeff Award Recipient, Definition Theatre), The Most Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Steppenwolf Theatre); Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes (The Story Theatre), Windwalkers, The House of Baba Yaga (The Impostors Theatre) and August: Osage County (The Station Theatre). Dialect Coaching credits include The Tragedy of King Christophe (The House Theatre) and School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play (Goodman Theatre).