In her new comedy special, Viva America, Maria Costa's takes on immigration in a U.S. She introduces an array of new and outrageous characters and through comedic reflection talks about her life growing up in Southwest Detroit. Sponsored by the Kresge Foundation the Wold Premiere is FREE and open to the public. To hold your seats RSVP at email@example.com.
In Maria's Macho Men show is currently touring across the Nation with sell out shows for Stanford University, Ferris State University, Bronx College and New Jersey College to name a few. Upcoming shows are also sceduledd in the fall throughout the East, west and Midwest Areas.To book Maria at your University or College call Oro Entertainment at (424) 425-6261
Out of over 450 applicants Maria Costa was chosen as a 2012 Kresge Artist fellow awarded by Kresge Arts a program of the Kresge Foundation. Maria's outstanding performances in television, film and stage as well as her work as a writer are what earned her the fellowship.Click here for the full Detroit Free Press story!
Maria has been passing it forward by giving underprivileged children in the area she grew up in arts training at Harms Elementary and the non-profit organization Living Arts. "It is an honor and pleasure to see them find their voice through play-writing and their self expression through acting and dance. "
As the Detroit-based business incubator of theatrical and media production company Oro Entertainment, TechTown recently awarded producers Maria Costa and Francisco Segovia a grant to complete the screenplay for the feature film translation of Macho Men, and are providing support for the live Macho Men shows to expand into untapped urban markets nationwide. Click here to read the press release
Maria arrived on the Red Carpet in a dress designed and sewn by Celia Cruz's personal dress designer, Irma Penalver. The guests enjoyed delicious food by Celebrity Chef Kurt Ehrlich, danced all night to the live music of Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad and with the Brazilian samba dancers. Click here to see pics from the party.
On June 29th 2012 TechTown sponsored a Sneak Preview Press Event for Maria Costa’s Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. The standing room only crowd of Press and V.I.P. gave Maria a standing ovation. Click Here to See the Press Release
Image Entertainment Inc., a leading home entertainment company, acquired Maria Costa’s live comedy concert DVD, “Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them”, for domestic and foreign distribution. Image has distributed comedians, Jamie Fox, Kat Williams, Wanda Sykes and Margret Cho. Image has also recently distributed the films “Management” starring Jennifer Anniston and Woody Harrelson as well as “The Other Man” starring Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas.
Maria Wins Producer Award from Imagen Foundation for Macho Men - Latino Hollywood's Top Celebrity Talent in Attendance
Maria Costa and her producing partner, Francisco Segovia won a prestigious Imagen Award for the filming of Macho Men live at the Kodak Theatre. Director Guiermo Del Toro (Hell Boy), America Ferrerra and Carlos Mencia were also amongst the winners. Below are pics of Maria with Rita Moreno, Hector Elizanodo and Ana Oritiz (Ugly Betty) celebrating at the after patry.
Maria Costa wins “Top 10 Performance of the Year” Award from the Armed Forces
Maria won one of the “Top 10 Performances of the Year Award” for her International Armed Forces Macho Men tour. Other winners included Sinbad, Tommy Davison and D.L. Hughley. Maria and the Macho Men cast were proud to bring laughter to thousands of U.S. troops overseas throughout Germany, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and other countries.