MARIA-CHRISTINA OLIVERAS is an award-winning actor, singer, and educator. She has performed extensively on and off Broadway, regionally, internationally, and in film and television. Dedicated to new works, her career is distinguished by her transformational character work in a number of world premieres, including, most recently, Soft Power, a new play with a musical by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Leigh Silverman and El Huracan, by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Laurie Woolery. This Spring 2019, she will playing in Tolima in the world premiere of Kiss My Aztec by John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone. Recent television appearances include The Blacklist and Madame Secretary.
Broadway: Amelie (cast album); Machinal; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love (Public; cast album); Pretty Filthy (Civilians; cast album); Taylor Mac’s 24 Decade… (St. Ann’s Warehouse); And Miles to Go (PCP); Reading Under the Influence (DR2); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public); Romeo and Juliet (Public); Zorba! (Encores!); Night Sky (BPAC). Regional: CTG, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Huntington, Baltimore Centerstage, Sundance, O’Neill, among numerous others. Selected Film/TV: Manhattan Night; St. Vincent; Nurse Jackie; Law & Order: SVU; The Blacklist; and Madame Secretary. Education: B.A.—Yale University; M.F.A.—National Theatre Conservatory.
As an educator, she has served on faculty at Fordham University Lincoln-Center, Yale University, Primary Stages, Stella Adler Conservatory, among numerous others, and frequently serves as a guest speaker at universities throughout the country. She is a founding member of Partial Comfort Productions, Associate Artist of The Civilians, member of National Alliance of Acting Teachers and The Actors’ Center Workshop Company, and is an alumna of The Lark Playground and New Dramatists’ Composer-Librettist Studio, both dedicated to new works’ development and collaboration. She has served as a panelist and reader for various fellowships and programs including Sundance Institute, the Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists, and Back to the Future/History Matters. She also serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of Live in Color and is the recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden Acting Award and the St. Ursula Award for Distinguished Career Achievement.