MARIA-CHRISTINA OLIVERAS has appeared on Broadway in Amelie, Machinal and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway credits include the world premieres of Here Lies Love by David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim (The Public; cast album), Pretty Filthy by Bess Wohl and Michael Friedman (The Civilians; cast album), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public), Romeo and Juliet (The Public), Zorba! (Encores), Taylor Mac’s 24 Hour History of Music (St. Ann’s Warehouse), among numerous others. Selected regional world premieres include Kiss My Aztec!, a new musical by John Leguizamo, Tony Taccone, Ben Velez and David Kamp (Berkeley Rep/La Jolla), Soft Power by Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang (Center Theater Group), and El Huracan by Charise Castro Smith (Yale Rep). Other Regional Credits include Williamstown Theater Festival, Long Wharf, Baltimore Center Stage, O’Neill Center and ACT. Film and television credits include St. Vincent, Manhattan Night, “The Blacklist,” “Madame Secretary,” and “Law & Order: SVU”. She received her B.A. from Yale University, and her MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory.
A highly esteemed educator, she has taught at Yale University, Fordham University, Primary Stages, Stella Adler Conservatory, and frequently serves as a guest artist for numerous organizations, including Broadway Workshop, Princeton University and Kenyon College. Maria-Christina currently teaches Acting as Assistant Professor of Theater at Wesleyan University and Visiting Professor of Musical Theater at Yale University. She is also the founder of (in)spira and Associate Artist and Board Member of The Civilians.