I realized that to truly be an actor is a great privilege. The chance to hold a mirror to the world. What an honor it is to be a vessel for stories. To be allowed to inhabit so many lives. Acting is less about talking loudly, and more about listening closely.

As an actor, I’m interested in truths. I’m interested in playing someone so that audience could say: “Yes! I feel that way too, I’m not alone.” 

Whether the motive is to make the audience respond with empathy or laughter, fear or delight, the important thing is that they feel something. To huddle close around the fire, and let the storyteller inspire wonder.

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Maria Fontanals is an Award-Winning Spanish actress, educator, and currently faculty member at HB Studio, one of the original New York acting studios.

On Stage!

February, 2023 – New York


SEIS is a tribute to six transgender women murdered in Uruguay between 2012 and 2013. Of the six cases, only one has been resolved. Humor and prejudice serve to present the humanity of the victims, performed by a group of actors who bring to light the marginalized and answer the truth that each murder hides: we are all guilty.

CALLBACKseries takes one more glance at projects by independent artists, fostering and supporting their work by giving them more exposure to previous limited engagement performances.

Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. 

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