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Maria Porter (she/her/they/them) is thrilled to be making her Portland theatre debut with Artists Rep. Maria has enjoyed a lifetime of collaborations with artists from all over the world. As an actor Maria has performed in New York and regionally at such theatres as Milwaukee Rep, Hangar Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, Salt Theatre, Hartford Stage, Virginia Stage Company, and The Kennedy Center. Favorite roles include Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Skriker in The Skriker, and Maggie in Amy and the Orphans. She was featured as Mary Grim in Hal Hartley’s film, Henry Fool and performed internationally with Teatro delle Radici in Lugano Switzerland as Lady Macbeth in their original production, Shakespeariana.
Maria studied Suzuki with Steve Pearson and with the Suzuki Company of Toga mura, and spent years developing a hybrid acting technique combining Suzuki with other training methods. Her book, Re-Purposing Suzuki: A Hybrid Approach to Actor Training was published by Routledge in 2022. Maria has given work demonstrations and master classes in festivals and conferences around the world. Solo and ensemble creations that use this technique have been featured in regional and international festivals in Edinburgh, Denmark, Cuba, Prague, Peru, England and Switzerland.
Maria holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, San Diego, is the recipient of the David Newton award for teaching excellence from Long Island University, and a member of Actor’s Equity. mariaporter.org