Maria first got involved with Sketchworks Comedy because her agents at People Store were heavily involved in the theatre (at the time, a couple of them were the owners and mainstage performers). She went to a performance to show her support, and fell in love. She immediately started taking classes, and even forced her acting coach to become her friend and roommate so that she could suck all the comedy knowledge out of her! Ok, the friendship was definitely two-sided.
Maria is an actress, coach, writer, and director in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Theater. She was an acting coach at The Actor's Scene for 7 years, and has coached with Sketchworks for 7 years. You can also catch her in some of their mainstage shows.
She started her career on stage and in front of the camera, but now is also focused on creating her own projects. She owns two production companies: Cart Reel Films, LLC, dedicated to creating original footage for actors to use in their demo reels; and Puppacorn Productions, LLC, for producing sketch comedy videos. Check her out on instagram @marialiatis, IMDB, Actor’s Access, Facebook, and MariaLiatis.com. Or, just come see her in a show, because isn’t that really what this is all about?!
Maria owns a pet ferret named Master Pot Roast and hates water chestnuts.