On Juliet: “That’s a ride or die girl — they don’t make them like that anymore.” (Urban Dictionary cites, “ride or die chick” as a girl willing to “do anything her man needs her to do.”)
Originally from the Bronx, NY and dedicated to developing new plays and musicals, the majority of Maria-Christina’s work has been in world premieres. She has done countless workshops and readings with the Lark, Sundance, EST, Primary Stages, New Dramatists, Ma-Yi, INTAR, NYTW, the Working Theatre, 52nd Street Project, Clubbed Thumb, Women’s Project, the Public, Red Bull, New Georges, Playwrights’ Realm, MCC, MTC, and Page 73, among others. She is a member of the Actors’ Center Workshop Company, Partial Comfort, serves on the Advisory Committee of Bingham Theatre Camp, and is the recipient of the 2014 Charles Bowden Actor Award from New Dramatists. She has also served on faculty and is a frequent guest speaker at Yale University, Fordham University-Lincoln Center, NYU, Stella Adler Conservatory, Primary Stages, UC Boulder, University of Iowa, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, & Denver Center Theatre Academy.
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“I don’t want to make a piece that bums people out. You can start to sound precious saying stuff like this, but in my mind, human connection and empathy are some of the highest aims of art."