Princess Grace Award:
Theater Fellowship, 2013, Gant Gaither Theater Award
Maechi Aharanwa, a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division where she developed and coordinated the Juilliard Drama Intensive at Snow College, was part of the Juilliard ArtREACH teams in Homestead, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana. Maechi was a recipient of the Gluck Community Service Fellowship, was honored to be named a co-recipient of the Drama Division's John Houseman Prize for excellence in classical theater, and receive The Joseph W. Polisi, Artist as Citizen Award at graduation. Maechi is an artistic associate at Classical Theatre Of Harlem where she is the Director of Project Classics and has been in productions of Mother Courage, Macbeth, The Blacks, Trojan Women, Day Of Absence. Off Broadway, regional and other credits include: An Octoroon (TFANA), Seven Guitars (People's Light), Antigone (Quintessence Theatre Group), Romeo And Hamlet (GFNY), The Beyonce Effect (The Fire This Time Festival), Miss Julie (New Day Repertory), A Women Called Truth (Open Eye Theater), The Greeks Part III: The Gods, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Cherry Orchard, As You Like It, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Farragut North, Julius Caesar (Juilliard). Maechi has been a part of the acting companies at the Sundance Theatre Lab and Lincoln Center Directors Lab. TV and film credits include: "Person Of Interest", "30 Rock", "Mercy", "Police State", "Ride", "Silver Sling", Lynn Nottage's "Kill The Ni**er" for Baltimore Center Stages' My America. Prior to completing graduate level training at Juilliard, Maechi attended Circle in the Square Theatre School, and received her BA from Temple University where she studied Theatre and African American Studies.