Professor of Theatre
THTR 240A, Acting II
After receiving an MFA from University of California, Irvine, Maria Cominis made her way to New York where she lived for ten years doing theatre and television. She taught acting at Herbert Berghof Studio under the tutelage of Uta Hagen; and taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and Weist Barron Television/Film School in NYC. In Southern California, she has taught at USC School of Cinema and Television, Vanguard University, APU and California State University Long Beach but now happy to call California State University Fullerton her home since 2005. As an actor, Maria’s most recent television work can be seen on Fox’s NEW GIRL and ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and she continues to do theatre locally and in Los Angeles. The Second edition of her book Rehearsing in The Zone, A Practical Guide to Rehearsing Without a Director, Kendall Hunt Publishing will be available Fall 2017 and is currently being used across the country. For more current information visit her website.