.Spanish actress and faculty member at HB Studio where she teaches Uta Hagen’s technique.

She is also the cofounder of Corezon, a successful and independent theatre and audiovisual company based in NYC.

Maria was born and grew up in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Theater has been in her blood since early childhood.

Her earliest memories began as a child doing in-home dramatic presentations with her three brothers for their parents.

Maria understood instinctively what Oscar Wilde said best, “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being”.

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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!

October 07, 2022 – New York

Fuente Ovejuna

Maria is cast to play the lead role, Laurencia, in Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega directed by the renowned Spanish director Mariano de Paco and produce by Teatro Círculo. For too long, the peasants of  Fuente Ovejuna  have meekly endured the tyranny of their lecherous overlord, but when one woman stands up in defense of her honor, the townspeople are galvanized at last into rebellion – and an extraordinary display of heroic resolve. From October 7th to October 23rd. Performed in Spanish Verse with Overtitles in English At 36th Street Chain Theatre, 3rd Floor.

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