María Fontanals


(917) 375-9046

Cover note:
"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." Oscar Wilde. That is what theatre means to me. With ten successful years under my belt as a career economist, and a hard-won degree in that discipline, I was financially comfortable and poised for a well-deserved promotion at the Barcelona, Spain utilities company where I worked. But my inner voice nagged relentlessly, prodding me to leave the security of my corporate post and pursue my passion for acting in earnest. Despite admonishments from my concerned parents and tempting enticements from my employer, I set out for New York’s prestigious HB Studio, to pursue studies in acting (awarded for a scholarship) Since I was a teen, I staged in-home dramatic presentations with my three brothers for our parents, and nurtured my acting avocation by earning a three-year degree at Barcelona’s Eolia School of Dramatic Arts, working by day at my economist’s job, and studying by night. Until I set sail for New York, I felt I “was dying.” I owned a home, socialized often with good friends and family and enjoyed my professional responsibilities/relationships, as well as the mutual respect of my 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, I finally found my groove!


CREDITS
(partial listing, please use link below to download full resume, if available.)
Off-Broadway
Federico García vuelve a Soberana Loca E3outlaws production y Ra
Off-Off Broadway
Balm in Gilead Judy HB Ensemble / Amy Wright
Spanish Theatre
Oedipus 1, 2, 3, 4 Electra Pablo Ley
The Cherry Orchard Andreievna Julio Manrique
Cuentos de Guerra para Do Danica / Narda Jim Boerlin
Oleanna Carol Edoardo Rocha
King Lear Lear Pau Miró
Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia Julio Manrique
3xBeckett=... May Jim Boerlin
Dancing at Lughnasa Christina Cristina Oliva
Staged Readings Series 20 Actriz/Niña Rafa Abolafia / AENY
University Theatre
Brilliant Traces Rosannah Carol Goodheart&Rochelle
Arabian Nights Scheherazade Aleksey Burago
Feature Film
Real Ana Luis Aorokobori (Areito F
Short Film
Bachelorette Female Daniela Valdivieso
La Primera Comunión Aunty Chiara Sulis
Before the Camera is On Rina Victoria Garza
Mucho odio Clara Pau Xandri

download full resume: resume/mariafontanals.pdf

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Height: 5 ft: 6 in.
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Age Range: 32-38
Weight: 114 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Dress and/or Suit size: 36L

SPECIAL TALENTS

Dance Skills: Dancer,
 
Nominated for Best Actress for her role Narda in Cuentos de Guerra in the IV Festival de Teatro Hispano del Comisionado Dominicano. Mother language: Catalan&Spanish. Fluent in English&French. Contemporary dance and jazz. Notions of fencing


 
 
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