SELECTED PRODUCTION HISTORY
Santuario|Sanctuary, Playwright, Co-Creator, Co-Director, Designer, Executive Producer for bilingual, documentary-style theater piece following the parallel and divergent experiences of youth and monarch butterflies on their migrations across the USA-Mexico border. Script constructed from over thirty anonymous interviews collected in Texas, California, Colorado, Illinois, and Chicago. Co-Recipient of Boedecker Foundation Path to Excellence Grant for production at the Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, Colorado, September 2018.
By Any Other Name, Conception, Direction, Co-Playwright, English/Spanish Performer in full-length devised work about intercultural (mis)understanding and the untranslatable elements of culture and language. Trained performers in psychophysical movement and improvisational music composition to unfold multiple aspects of linguistic form and content. Written collaboratively with an international cast from South Africa and Japan, integrating ritual, dance, and song, MFA Thesis, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, March 2016.
The End, Conception, Stage Direction, Playwright, Performer in contemporary adaptation of poetry by Rabindranath Tagore using various methods of choreography, imagistic and newspaper theatre, performed in Fall Arts Festival at Naropa University, Boulder, CO, November 2015.
Now (For Something Completely Different), Co-Creator, Performer in full length improvisation of movement, song, acting, and text creation, directed by Stephen Wangh at Naropa University, Boulder, CO, October – November 2015.
Migration, Co-Conception/Co-Playwright, English/Spanish Performer, devised play inspired by true stories of Central American child migrants coming to the US alone and the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies, directed by Leigh Fondakowski at Naropa University, Boulder, CO, March 2015.
Ivanov by Anton Chekhov, Assistant Director, Dramaturg, facilitated rehearsal and helped direct a cast of thirteen performers in a full-length production directed by Joyce Piven at the Piven Theatre, Evanston, IL, May – June 2014.
Alegrías y Lágrimas, English/Spanish Performer, played three characters in full-length musical about Latino immigrant journeys to the US, Raven Theater, Chicago, IL, October 2012.
Machine Breaks Down, People Rise Up, Conception, Playwright, Performer, street musical inspired by US financial recession utilizing choreography and audience participation, performed as part of street festivals in Chicago, IL in April 2012, and in English & Spanish in New York, NY in September 2012.
Vincent’s Yellow, Conception, Playwright, Co-Producer, Co-Director, Co-Choreographer, Designer, and English/Spanish Performer in full-length autobiographical/biographical play rich with dance and original music about the life-changing relationship between the artist and her mentor-in-letters, Vincent van Gogh, throughout several years of research and travel in the US, Netherlands, Switzerland, and France. Character of Vincent spoke only in direct quotes from his letters. Site specific performance in loft at MDA Apartments, Chicago, IL, July-August 2010.
Something Grotowski, Conception, Director, Playwright, and Performer in site-specific performance traveling through Tisch School of the Arts building, with movement, song, and audience interaction, in honor of and in dialogue with the various phases of Jerzy Grotowski’s work, mentorship from Richard Schechner, NYU, New York, May 2009.
Meeting Manzano, Conception, Director, Playwright, and English/Spanish Performer in one woman show about the various versions and translations of the first slave autobiography in history, written by Cuban free man Juan Manzano, MA Thesis, NYU, New York, May 2009.
Rosa Cuchillo, Producer, Stage Manager for full-length Spanish language production touring from Peru, created by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, at The King Juan Carlos of Spain Center, New York, NY, September – October 2008.
Translation/Traducción, Co-Conception, Co-Director, English/Spanish Performer in play about the politics of translation, devised collaboratively with bi-racial and bi-cultural cast, Casa Yuyachkani, Lima, Peru, August 2008.
Available Demand, English/Spanish Contributing Writer, Performer, collaboratively written full-length play about sexuality with song and dance, Zipper Theatre, New York, NY, May 2008.
Upon a Weaving, Co-Conception, Performer, in collaboratively devised full-length mythological creation play, Red Room, New York, NY, April 2008.
Secret, Conception, Producer, Co-Director, Co-Playwright, Performer in full-length collaboratively devised work inspired by actual secrets of ensemble, utilizing dance and audience participation, 440 Studios, New York, NY, December 2006.
The Hall of Hungry Ghosts/El Pasillo de las Almas Perdidas, Spanish/English Co-Playwright of memory play about the Dirty War and the disappeared in Argentina, full production at Next Theater, Evanston, IL, May 2007. El Pasillo de las Almas Perdidas was the only foreign production included in events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the military coup at Sarmiento Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2006.