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 has appeared on ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (recurring), Fox’s NEW GIRL, ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Her book Rehearsing in The Zone, A Practical Guide to Rehearsing Without a Director, Kendall Hunt will publish a third edition with online component, Fall 2020 and she is co-authoring a book on Production Collaboration for the Theatre for Routledge which is due in 2021. Please visit her website for more information.