Born into a conservative Italian-American family in Queens NYC, Mia was the proverbial black sheep even before she openly identified as a neopagan and progressive feminist, aka everything they never wanted her to be.
A child prodigy with an IQ in the top two percentile, Mia was enrolled in an advanced educational program through which she skipped ninth grade to study at the prestigious High School of Art & Design in Manhattan a year earlier than her peers. By the time she graduated, she had landed a job designing Disney graphics for merchandise sold at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Mia would continue to juggle freelance design work along with her studies throughout her college years.
During her junior year of college Mia was awarded a scholarship to study in Florence, Italy. Before beginning her studies there she lived on a farm in Denmark for a month. Her time abroad would mark the start of an ongoing journey to live and create in an environment that inspires rather than oppresses.
After earning her BFA in advertising/graphic design, Mia worked as a marketing creative in Manhattan before relocating to Los Angeles for post-graduate studies. Since completing UCLA’s Two-Year Extension Program in Entertainment Media, she has lent her creative and production skills to top Hollywood studios as well as media giants such as Amazon Studios and Netflix.
What you find here is Mia’s own voice and creative expression. Her powerful storytelling, including scalariously cringeworthy tales of growing up in Queens NYC during the seventies and eighties, are gaining a following. Atari Girl and Pee & Circumstance were selected by off-Broadway theater Rough & Ready for virtual readings and future live readings TBD.