Named an "Artist of the Year" by Seattle Magazine in 2007, awarded "Best Local Stage Actor" in 2008 and "Best Performing Artist" in 2006 by the readers of the Seattle Weekly, and honored on the Theatre Short List for The Stranger's Genius Awards every year since 2006, Marya Sea Kaminski is a performer, director, and writer based in Seattle.
Her acting credits include the role of Hedda Gabler in Washington Ensemble Theatre's original adaptation entitled blahblahblahBANG! at On the Boards; My Name is Rachel Corrie (Seattle Times Footlight Award 2007), The Road to Mecca with Leigh Silverman, and Tina Landau's The Time of Your Life at the Seattle Repertory Theatre; Moonlight and Magnolias at the Intiman Theatre; Simone Alone at La Mama ETC in New York City; and The Cherry Orchard at Annenberg Center in Philadelphia. Additionally, Marya has played principal roles in the feature-length film Dichotomy by Funkbuddha Productions and Earth & Sky by the Rogue Agency.
Marya Sea has created over twenty solo shows and has performed her original work at Bumbershoot and On the Boards in Seattle; PS 122 in New York; the Myrna Loy Center in Helena; and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Additionally, her writing has been published in Rivet Magazine, KNOCK and The New York Theatre Review.
She was a founding member and co-artistic director of the Washington Ensemble Theatre (formerly, WET) from 2004-2008, where she directed the Northwest premieres of Adam Rapp's Finer Noble Gases and Jordan Harrison's The Museum Play, performed as the First Lady in the national premiere of Jane Martin's Laura's Bush (Seattle Times Footlight Award, 2004) and as M in Sarah Kane's Crave, and served as Literary Manager for the development of new and original works including Stephanie Timm's Crumbs are also Bread and Paul Mullin's The Ten Thousand Things. She holds a BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an Acting MFA from the University of Washington. Currently, Marya Sea teaches Acting at Cornish College of the Arts, where she was recently honored with the Drama Department's Award for Teaching Excellence.