Monday, April 11, 2016

Maria-Christina Oliveras

Originally from the Bronx, NY, and dedicated to developing new plays and musicals, the majority of Maria-Christina’s work has been in world premieres.  She has done countless workshops and readings with the Lark, Sundance, EST, Primary Stages, New Dramatists, Ma-Yi, INTAR, NYTW, the Working Theatre, 52nd Street Project, Clubbed Thumb, Women’s Project, the Public, Red Bull, New Georges, Playwrights’ Realm, MCC, MTC, and Page 73, among others.  She is a member of the Actors’ Center Workshop Company, Partial Comfort, serves on the Advisory Committee of Bingham Theatre Camp, and is the recipient of the 2014 Charles Bowden Actor Award from New Dramatists.  She has also served on faculty and is a frequent guest speaker at Yale University, Fordham University-Lincoln Center, NYU, Stella Adler Conservatory, Primary Stages, UC Boulder, University of Iowa, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, & Denver Center Theatre Academy.

Broadway: Machinal and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.                                                                  
Off-Broadway: Pretty Filthy* (The Civilians); Here Lies Love* (The Public Theater-album Nonesuch Records); Romeo and Juliet (The Public Theater); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson* (The Public Theater); The Really Big Once* (Target Margin); After (Partial Comfort); And Miles to Go* (Partial Comfort); Reading Under the Influence* (DR2); Night Sky (Baruch); Slavey* (Clubbed Thumb); Zorba (City Center Encores).
Regional: Amelie* (Berkeley Rep); January Joiner* (Long Wharf); Here Lies Love (Williamstown); Unbeatable*(Phoenix Theater-Arizoni Award for Best Supporting Actress); Boleros for the Disenchanted (Huntington); Fabulation (Baltimore Centerstage); A Christmas Carol, Amadeus, The Pillowman (Denver Center); Macbeth and As You Like It (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival).
*indicates World Premiere
Film/TV: Manhattan Nocturne, Time Out of Mind, The Humbling, St. Vincent, The Other Woman, Clutter, Ice, Vampericia, “Law and Order: SVU,” “Nurse Jackie,” among others.                                                                                                                    
Education: B.A.-Yale University; M.F.A.-National Theatre Conservatory