Marya Spring Cordes, M.F.A.

School of Fine and Performing Arts
Professor, Associate Chair & Artistic Director
Creative Arts Center 142P, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Marya Spring Cordes has made a career of a blissful blend of teaching, directing, and performing.  She is Head of the BFA Acting emphasis in Wright State University’s Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures.  In New York, Marya served as Co-Founder and Artistic Director for a new play & musical staged reading festival called The Puzzle which produced work for seven seasons with a play from each of the seasons selected for publication.  Marya has taught Acting and Movement for the Actor on the collegiate and high school levels for a decade and ½  and is the founding Acting and Alexander Technique Instructor for Wright State University’s MAPP (Musical Theatre/Acting Preparatory Program for ages 13-18). Marya has performed and directed regionally in theatres across the country.  She has been seen performing locally with The Human Race Theatre Company's Loft Theatre, Dayton Opera/Victoria Theatre Association at the Victoria Theatre, and Short North Stage (Columbus) at the Garden Theatre.  She is a proud Resident Artist at The Human Race Theatre Company.  Marya serves on the Board of Alexander Technique International (ATI) and is a certified teaching member.   She also is a longstanding, active member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).   Marya holds her Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the John Wells School of Directing at Carnegie Mellon University.

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