Maria Fontanals

 actress
Resume

Theatre

“She has a big engine of an instrument and I have witnessed her being able to play a range of complexities. I look forward to seeing her where she will go with all of this.”

Victor Slezak

American stage, television and screen actor

La monja alférez
Role: Catalina de Erauso (la monja alférez)
Dir: Dani Alonso – Teatro Círculo, NY

Radojka
Role: Lucía / Gloria / Radojka
Dir: Leyma Lopez – Repertorio Español, NY

Fuente Ovejuna
Role: Laurencia / Reina Isabel I
Dir: Mariano de Paco – Teatro Círculo, NY & Tour in Spain (Corral de Cervantes, Madrid and Clásicos en Alcalá)

La dama boba
Role: Nise
Dir: Leyma Lopez – Repertorio Español, NY

La vida es sueño
Role: Segismundo / Rosaura
Dir: Mariano de Paco -Teatro Círculo, NY & Tour in Spain (Clásicos en Alcalá & Festival Teatro Clásico de Almagro)

La casa de Bernarda Alba
Role: Angústias
Dir: René Buch –  Repertorio Español, NY

Tierra del Fuego
Yael
Dir: Mario Colon – Julia de Burgos, NY

City Girls & Desperadoes
Role: Rita
Dir: Marina McClure – Theater for the New City, NY

El diván
Role: La terapueta
Dir: Rafa Abofalia -Teatro SEA, NY

Seis
Role: Sonia
Dir: Pablo Andrade -Teatro Círculo, NY

Balm in Gilead
Role: Judy
Dir: Amy Wright – HB Playwrights, NY

Brilliant Traces
Role: Rosannah DeLuce
Dir: Carol Goodheart – HB Playwrights, NY

Oleanna
Role: Carol
Dir: Edoardo Rocha – Mexico

Dancing at Lughnasa
Role: Christina
Dir: Cristina Oliva –  Barcelona

King Lear
Role: King Lear
Dir: Pau Miro – Barcelona

Film / TV & Voice Over

Distant Interiors
Lead – Dir: Kieu-Anh PhanTroung, Syracuse

Our Middle of Somewhere
Supporting – Dir: Jesse Rivers, NY

Six Degrees of Murder
Lead – Dir: Lion TV / Andrea De Brito, NY

The Park
Lead – Dir: Ingram Films / Eric Ingram, NY

Super Wings in Barcelona
Lead. Voice Over – Little Airplane Production New York

Education& Training

“She is resilient and her professionalism has been a reflection of the depth of her character. Beautiful beyond words, she is a sensitive, intelligent, talented actress. Her work has been consistently strong and imaginative and has inspired all of us. She has a big instrument and must act!”

Carol Rosenfeld,

Director of the Hagen Institute at HB Studio (2010-2013).

Core Conservatory Program at HB Studio
NY with Carol Rosenfeld, Ed Morehouse, Mark Blum, Victor Slezak, Ilse Pfeifer

BFA in Theatre at Eolia Theatre School
Barcelona with Pau Miro, Josep Galindo, Ferran Madico, Javier Daulte

Michael Chekhov Technique
with Leonard Petit

Clown and Commedia dell’Arte at The Funny School
with Christopher Bayes

Spanish Verse Training
with Karmele Aranburu

Dance Theatre at Palacete de la Boro
with Mercè Boronat, Barcelona

Lucid Body
with Fay Simpson

Career highlights

Nominated as Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor by HOLA Awards 2023 for Fuenteovejuna

Awarded as Outstanding Actress by TAC (Tribute and Contribution) Awards 2023

Awarded as Best Classic Theater Actress by ATI Awards 2022 for La vida es sueño

Awarded as Best Actress by ATI Awards 2020 for Tierra del fuego

Awarded as Best Outstanding Performance by Ensemble Cast by HOLA 2019 for Tierra del fuego

Awarded as Best Comic Actress by the Latin ACE Awards 2019 for El diván

Awarded as Best Outstanding Performance by HOLA 2017 for Seis

Awarded as Best Actress by the FUERZAFest Festival 2017 for Seis

Special Skills

Languages: Bilingual Spanish-Catalan. Proficiency in English. Advanced French. Basic Italian
Skills: Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Fencing, Swimming, Yoga, Meditation, Cooking
Other: Faculty Member at HB Studio. Artistic Member at HB Studio. BS in Economics. MBA Cultural Management
US & European Driving License. Green Card US Holder. EU Passport
Hair: Light Brown / Eyes: Brown / Height: 5’4’’ / Weight: 117