Maria Cominis is a first-generation Greek American who lives, works and creates in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Recently, she appeared in the Spring, 2023 edition of GLADYS Magazine as one of the 100 Success Stories (GLADYS MAGAZINE 100 SUCCESS STORIES, pg. 59 and 80). She spent a decade in New York City as a working actor and teaching artist at the renowned, HB Studio. She is an accomplished actor in both theatre and television and also a published author and playwright. Her play, Women of Zalongo is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Grants for Arts Projects Award (’22) for a development production in 2023 in Orange County and a semi-finalist in both the Eugene O’Neil National Playwrights Conference (’22) and Bay Area Playwright’s festival (’20). Maria co-authored a second book: Production Collaboration in the Theatre: Guiding Principles for Routledge Publishing, 2022. Television Credits: Hacks, New Girl, Desperate Housewives, All My Children, One Life to Live. Theatre: Bernarda Alba, The Diviners, The Sea Gull, Ivanov. She is a Professor at CSUF and teaches acting and directs in the BFA Program.
Her passion is in being a generous collaborator on any project. She is a mother, a professor and a force of feminist pride with passionate, Greek proportions.
As an actor she is represented by MINC Talent and her Literary Manager is G.Layne, Progyny Talent. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, National Alliance of Acting Teachers, MICHA and Honor Roll.
WOMEN OF ZALONGO
by Maria Cominis
Directed by Kari Hayter
Set Design by Fred Kinney Lighting Design by Matt Schleicher Sound Design Charles Glaudini
Costume Design,Carson Julian Musical Arrangements, John Glaudini Choreography, Dr. Elleni Koulos