03/31/2020. New York. HB Studio goes on line due to Covid-19. Do not hesitate and join us in our virtual class Actuar en Español. click here to register.
12/15/2019. New York. Maria is cast in the stage reading Dos amores y un bicho by Gustavo Ott. The Escena Sur Reading Series reads bilingual Mexican, Spanish, Honduran and Venezuelan theatre curated by Chilean actors Berioska Ipinza and Pietro González (Law & Order) in Theater 54 at Shetler Studios in NYC’s Times Square Theater District, Thursday-Sunday, December 12-15, 2019. click here for more info.
11/07/2019. New York. Maria is cast in the stage reading Maricela de la Luz lights the World by Jose Rivera. Starring Vanessa Aspillaga (Broadway’s Anna in the Tropics) and directed by David Deblinger, a co-founder of the LABrynth Theater Company.
Performances on December 6th and 7th at HB Playwrights, New York. click here for more info.
10/04/2019. New York. Entreacte, the magazine of performing arts in Catalunya published a nice interview about my work in New York City. For full interview click here.
04/25/2019. New York. Maria is invited to participate in the League of Professional Theater Women which will take place at The Grand Central Library on April 25th @6pm with the stage reading of the play Pro Bono by Natalie Bates.
03/06/2019. New York. Maria has been interviewed by the magazine Voyage Houston in its section Most Inspiring Stories. Find the full interview here.
01/09/2019. New York. Maria is cast in the piece Casablanca on the Hudson by Pamela Enz. Jan. 25th 7:30pm @Dixon Place. Musical magic Elliot Randall. Media design Julie Petrusak text Pamela Enz. Starring Meg MacCary, George Olesky, Caleb Donahoe, Maria Fontanals & Julie Atlas Muz. Directed by Liza Couser. Watch the trailer here.
02/13/2019. New York. Maria is invited to participate in the League of Professional Theater Women which will take place at The Grand Central Library on April 25th with the stage reading of the play Pro Bono by Natalie Bates.
02/13/2019. New York. Maria has been awarded with the Latin ACE Award 2019 for Best Drama Actress by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics in New York for her work in El Divan.
02/04/2019. New York. Maria is invited to participate in the Uta Hagen’s Centennial Year Committee. To mark this important milestone, the Committee will produce Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100, an ambitious series of programs, classes, and events focusing on Uta and her work. Centennial activities will take place at HB’s home on Bank Street, as well as throughout New York city culminating in a Gala Tribute in June 2019. More information
05/03/2019. New York. A staged reading of Upstairs Neighbors by playwright and filmmaker Cesc Gay, directed by Erwin Maas (Origin Theater Company). Cast includes: Aurea Tomeski, Atandwa Kani, Maria Fontanals, John Adams & Caitlin Cisco. In partnership with Instituto Cervantes and Institut Ramon Llull.
Instituto Cervantes of New York on May 3rd @7pm.
11/01/2019. New York. Maria is cast in the play La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca for the role of Angústias at Off Broadway Repertorio Español, New York. To see the schedule of the performances, please go to Repertorio webiste. click here.
10/22/2019. New York. Maria is elected to be part of the Faculty Artistic Council at HB Studio. click here.
07/07/2019. New York. Maria is interviewed by the weekly Hispanic newspaper El Especial. For the full interview: click here.
09/10/2019. New York. Casablanca on the Hudson will be at The Brick after the success at Dixon Place. A radical explosion of music, projection, and text creates an immersive experience building to a ferocious howl against suppressed democracy, quashed empathy and power without limit. For tickets click here.
08/20/2019. New York. Review of Tierra del Fuego by Mario Diament. “el personaje y eje central de la trama el de Yael Alón, encarnado por la excelente actriz española María Fontanals, quien borda de manera superior y marca sus habilidades interpretativas con una actuación depurada de principio a fin de la representación. María es todo un portento de buen quehacer dramático“. For full interview click here.
08/20/2019. New York. Catalan actress takes the stage in Tierra del Fuego by Mario Diament. Inspired by real life events, the plays tells the story of an Israeli ex-flight attendant who lost her best friend and was injured in a terrorist attack. Twenty-two years later, she decides to meet the man who authored the attack, who has been detained to life in a London prison. Opening night August 23rd @ 7:30pm at Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center. click here.
07/10/2019. New York. Maria is cast in Tierra del Fuego by Mario Diament. Inspired by real life events, the play tells the story of an Israeli ex-flight attendant who lost her best friend and was injured in a terrorist attack. Twenty-two years later, she decides to meet the man who authored the attacks, whos has been sentenced to life in a London Prison. Directed by Mario Colon. Opening night August 23rd @ 7:30pm at Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center. Buy tickets: click here.
06/13/2019. New York. Maria will participate at the stage reading of the play Rilkowk by Antonio Cesar Moron and directed by Mario Colon on June 13th at IATI Theater @8pm. The reading is part of Cimientos2019 spotlights a curation of national and cross-continental contemporary writers. This June 2019, IATI Theater will present a curation of 10 play readings that fuel the genesis of theater: the playwright.
More details and RSVP: http://www.iatitheater.org/shows/detail/rilkowk/
02/18/2019. New York. Maria has been interviewed by Impacto Latino Newspaper, the oldest Spanish weekly publication in New York and one of the oldest in the United States. Find the full interview here.
02/18/2019. New York. Maria is teaching Uta Hagen technique at HB Studio both in English and Spanish. If you are interested in taking classes with her click here.