Makena Metz

Makena Metz is an LA native who writes fantasy, sci-fi, and magical realism for the page, screen, and stage. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Chapman University's dual degree program and was the winner of the 2023 James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Makena is a proud member of DGA, ASCAP, WIA, Maestra, and the SCL. Recently, her short screenplay “Eclipse” was published with For Page and Screen Magazine, Issue 3, she participated in #AWP23’s Writer to Agent Program. In 2022, Makena’s short script “Grow” was published with The Clockhouse Review Literary Magazine for Volume 9, her short story “The Tea Shop” was published with For Page and Screen Magazine Issue 2, and her monologue “Reflection” was published with WE:US Monologues for Gender Minority Characters Anthology. Additionally, her animated (half-hour) pilot Theo’s Grand Adventure placed #13 on The Red List on Coverfly. Last year, Makena’s song “Race Against Time” (co-written with Angela Parrish and Dan Povenmire) premiered in Episode 2: “Math Punch!” of Hamster & Gretel on Disney Channel. Makena was chosen as a mentee through MAESTRA music and also as an emerging artist NEXT Literary Fellow for The Braid Theatre Company. Makena has participated in the Musical Theatre Writer’s Collective Program and is an alum of New Musical Inc’s CORE Curriculum for Musical Theatre Writing. Find her work on Coverfly, NPX, and follow her @ makenametz on Tiktok, IG, FB, Twitter, and check out