Maria Fontanals

  • Actor
    Female / NEW YORK
  • Ethnicity
    Mediterranean
    Age Range
    39 - 47
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 63cm)
    Weight
    117lb (53kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Black
    Build
    Slim

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2019Actuar en Español
Teaching
HB StudioHB Studio
2018Therapist
Theatre
El Diván
Rafa Abolafia
Corezon LLC
Teatro SEA
2018The Mother / Sonia
Theatre
Seis
Pablo Andrade
Corezon LLC
Teatro Círculo
2018Rita
Theatre
City Girls and Desperadoes
Marina McClure
Bad Rep
Theater for the New City
2018Mother
Film (Short)
Distant Interiors
Kieu-Anh Truong
Kieu-Anh Truong
Short Shorts FF and Asia
2017Journalist
Theatre
Acuérdate de mi
Rafa Abolafia
Corezon LLC
Teatro SEA
2017Delfina
Film (Feature)
Our Middle of Somewhere
Jesse Rivers
Jesse Rivers
2017Elizabeth Palomino
TV
Six Degrees of Murder
Andrea de Brito
Lion TV, LLC.
ID Discovery Channel.
2016Carlota Lander
Theatre
Ni tan divas ni tan muertas
Alfonso Rey
Proscenio LLC.
Teatro Rafael Villalona
2016Marta's mother
Voiceover
Barcelona Birdhouse. Super Wings
Joe Vitale
Little Airplane Productions
Sprout Network
2015Paola
Film (Feature)
The Park
Eric Ingram
Ingram Films
Sundance, South by Southwest
2015Patty
Film (Short)
Latiner
Inés Gowland
Max Rissman
Official Latino. Short Film Festival.
2014Danica / Narda
Theatre
Cuentos de Guerra
Jim Boerlin
Corezon LLC
Teatro Rafael Villalona
2014Scheherazade
Theatre
A Few Moons of Arabian Nights
Aleksey Burago
The Russian Arts Theater
HB Playwrights
2014La Soberana Loca
Theatre
Federico vuelve a nacer
Raúl Rivera
EOutlaws Production
Roy Arias Studio Theatre Stage IV
2013Rosannah DeLuce
Theatre
Brilliant Traces
Carol Goodheart and Rochelle Oliver
Ensemble HB Studio
2013Judy
Theatre
Balm in Gilead
Amy Wright
Ensemble HB Studio
HB Playwrights
2012Carol
Theatre
Oleanna
Edoardo Rocha
Nu Name Productions
Boutique Theater
2012May
Theatre
3xBeckett=...
Jim Boerlin
Ensemble HB Studio
Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York
2008Electra
Theatre
Oedipus 1,2,3,4
Josep Galindo
Eolia
Versus Teatre
2007King Lear
Theatre
King Lear
Pau Miro
Eolia
Teatre Poliorama
2006Hermia
Theatre
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Julio Manrique
Pompeu Fabra
Auditorium Pompeu Fabra
2006Chris
Theatre
Dancing at Lughnasa
Carles Fernandez
Pompeu Fabra
Auditorium Pompeu Fabra
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2018Michael Chekhov TechniqueMichael Chekhov Acting Studio
    2018Commedia dell'ArteThe Funny School of Good Acting
    ClownThe Funny School of Good Acting
    The Hagen Core Training ProgramHB Studio
    Dance TheaterPalacete de la Boro in Barcelona
    BFA in TheatreEolia. Drama School in Barcelona

    Additional Skills

    NY Driving License

    Additional Information

    Recent Awards:

    HOLA (Hispanic Organization Latin Actors) Award 2018 for Outstanding Performance

    ATI Award 2018 for Best Actress

    HOLA Award 2017 for Outstanding Performance

    FUERZAFest Award 2017 for Best Actress

    Latin ACE Award 2017 for Best Comedic Actress

    ATI Award 2017 for Best Supporting Actress

    About me

    With ten successful years under her belt as a career economist, and a hard-won degree in that discipline, she was financially comfortable and poised for a well-deserved promotion at the Barcelona, Spain utilities company where she worked. But her inner voice nagged relentlessly, prodding her to leave the security of her corporate post and pursue her passion for acting in earnest. Despite admonishments from her concerned parents and tempting enticements from her employer, she set out for New York’s prestigious HB Studio, to pursue studies in acting (awarded for a scholarship).

    Since she was a teen, she staged in-home dramatic presentations with her three brothers for their parents, and nurtured her acting avocation by earning a three-year degree at Barcelona’s Eolia School of Dramatic Arts, working by day at her economist’s job, and studying by night.

    Until she set sail for New York, she felt she “was dying.” She owned a home, socialized often with good friends and family and enjoyed her professional responsibilities/relationships, as well as the mutual respect of her employer/co-workers, but something was askew. Once immersed in the HB Studio’s intensive study of acting, and exhilarated by the inspirational professionals teaching the experiential curriculum, she finally found her groove!

  • Skills

    Accents (International)
    • French-Canadian
    • Spanish
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary/Modern
    • Jazz
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Children's Theatre
    • Comedy
    • Concerts
    • Cooking
    • Corporate
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Experimental
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Outdoor Events
    • Presenting
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Travel
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Workshops
    • Youth Programming
    Hair Length
    • Chin Length
    Interested in
    • Children's Theatre
    • Commercials
    • Cooking
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Experimental
    • Festivals
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Fringe
    • Hosting/Presenting
    • Investigative Programming
    • Live Events
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Non-Union Jobs
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Radio
    • Recording
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Shakespeare
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Travel
    • TV
    • Union jobs
    • Voice Over
    • Webseries/Internet
    • Workshops
    • Youth Programming
    Languages Spoken
    • Catalan
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Union Status
    • Non Union
    Native accent
    • Spanish, European
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Free-spirited
    • Intellectual
    • Professional
    • Wholesome
    Work Permit/Residency Status
    • I am a US citizen or Resident Alien.
    Athletics
    • Cycling
    • Running
    • Swimming
    • Yoga
    Additional Skills
    • Childrens Entertainer