A quite eccentric, slightly tormented writer, musician and actress.
Actor, screenwriter & musician.
Ma Troggian is a native Brazilian based in NYC 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 theatre 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, which won the award for best screenplay at the 2020 LGBT Toronto Film Festival and got to the final round of consideration for the 2022 Sundance Development Track. Ma also achieved some success with the short script Glória, a finalist at the 2022 Wave Grant.
As a musician, she worked as the DJ and promoter of Lez Girls Party, a monthly event created to support the LGBTQ+ community in her hometown. In New York, she focused on creating her own music and released the singles 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 the third edition of Make Music Don’t Get Killed; a showcase highlighting queer underrepresented performers and musicians from different backgrounds at Rubulad in Brooklyn.
Best Theater Production at the 2018 International Brazilian Press Award; Best Feature Screenplay at 2020 LGBT Toronto Film Festival; Recipient of the 2021 City Artist Corps Grant.
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