About Veramendi


A graduate of the Tisch Drama Department at New York University, Teresa Veramendi also received her Master's degree in Performance Studies from NYU while she performed and wrote theatre Off-Off- Broadway. Since co-founding Theatre of the Oppressed Chicago in 2012, Veramendi has facilitated over one hundred Theatre of the Oppressed workshops on diverse topics such as class, gender, race, domestic violence, education, intersectionality, electoral politics, and career transitions, in various settings and cities around the country.


Receiving her MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in 2016, Veramendi has established herself as an educator, theatre maker, community facilitator, and administrator in higher education. Her work has been performed in Boulder, Chicago, New York, and Buenos Aires. Veramendi currently lives in San Jose, California with her husband J. Michael Martinez, and their two cats.


Co-recipient of Boedecker Foundation Path to Excellence Grant, 2017
Summer Writing Program DIY Guerilla Magazine, poetry, prose and drawings, 2016
Lucien Wulsin Scholarship, Naropa University, 2014
Co-recipient of Puffin Foundation Grant, 2008
Screenplay Finalist in Moondance Film Festival, 2007
Co-recipient of Evanston Cultural Fund Grant, 2007
University Honors Scholar, New York University, 2003-2007
Twice published in poetry anthologies for young writers, 1997, 2003