Maria Oppedisano of Harrison won the award for Best Actress in the recent Aery 20/20 Festival at the Depot Theatre in Philipstown, New York. Maria starred in a two-person drama as Edith in Evelyn Mertens’ play, Plattsburgh, one of four finalists at the annual short play festival. Her theater credits include August: Osage County and Crimes of the Heart at Axial Theatre in Pleasantville; Daniel in the Brand New Shorts festival at Westchester Collaborative Theater in Ossining; and 4:48 Psychosis, House of Bernarda Alba, Conduct of Life, Vagina Monologues, Machinal, and The Night of January 16th. Film credits include Heroes Don’t Come Home and the critically acclaimed production, Newyorkland.
Her voice was featured in the Nomore.org Super Bowl 2015 PSA aimed at combatting domestic violence. Maria is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, where she received her B.A. in Theater. She also studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Weist-Barron, and most recently with Howard Meyer. She is a member of the ensemble company of Axial Theatre.