Maria Enriquez is an artist/scholar, K. Leroy Irvis fellow, and a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her MFA in Performance from Arizona State University, where she trained in Suzuki, Viewpoints, and Composition with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company as part of a three-year residency. She also trained at the National Shakespeare Conservatory. In Chicago, Maria was an Artistic Associate with Teatro Luna. She has also worked at Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Dramatist, Cleveland Public Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, Mortar Theatre, Fulton Opera House, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the Tom Evert Dance Company. Her one-woman show Over the Polychromatic Chasm was performed at ASU and the Phoenix Fringe Festival.
As a scholar, her research interests include contemporary US Latino/a theatre, Critical Race Theory, Performance and Cultural Studies. She has presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Society for Theatre Research, Performing The World, Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the International Federation for Theatre Research. Her upcoming dissertation project will explore the Latina/o theatre movement in Chicago. Additionally, Maria is on the editorial board for Etudes, an online, peer-reviewed journal for emerging scholars in the performing arts. Maria is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Movement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.