Makeda is a Guyanese-American writer, actor, and novice puppet-maker, originally from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently based in LA and Chicago, where she is a graduate student at Northwestern University.

Her passion lies in telling stories about Black family dynamics, self-discovery, and addiction through the lens of Black, Queer protagonists.  

Makeda has developed work at EST/LA, MeetCute LA, Echo Theater Company, Moving Arts, and Mara Brock Akil’s Story 27 Writer’s Colony.

Makeda currently serves on the members council of EST/LA where she co-created the Ignite Project, a play development space for emerging playwrights. She is also the co-creator of Circle of Writers: LA and a co-producer of Meetcute, a night of one-act plays.