Well, it’s certainly been a strange two years. I’m glad to be back directing in-person this spring with two Spanish-language productions: Fuenteovejuna by Lope de Vega at Princeton University, and the world premiere of Eva Luna by Caridad Svich (adapted from the novel by Isabel Allende) at Repertorio Español.
Some professional highlights of the last few (pandemic) years include:
- Creating, directing, and producing Carla’s Quince with The Voting Project, an ensemble-devised immersive virtual theater experience to mobilize Latinx voters to the polls. We had a virtual national tour in the fall of 2020, in partnership with voting rights orgs, regional theaters, and universities. To top it off, we were nominated for a 2021 Drama League Award!
- Joining the Center for Performance and Civic Practice as part of its new Leadership Circle, alongside 9 amazing artists/facilitators/community organizers/changemakers.
- Going back to in-person productions in the fall of 2021, with the world premiere of The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle (Philadelphia Theatre Company) and the U.S. premiere of Kamloopa by Kim Senklip Harvey (WAM).
- Working with some incredible playwrights & composers to develop their work, including Preston Max Allen & Jessica Kahkoska, Raquel Almazan, Camilo Almonacid, Oscar A.L. Cabrera, Fernanda Coppel, Adrienne Dawes, Gina Femia, Julián Mesri, Andrew Rincón, & Noelle Viñas.
- Working with students at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Brooklyn College, & the University of Arkansas as a guest director.
- Receiving the inaugural Pfaelzer Award from New York Stage and Film and joining the Drama League Directors' Council.
Everything below this is from pre-pandemic times...