EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre 2008-2014, University of California, Irvine and University of California, San Diego 
          Emphases: Critical Theory, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Dramaturgy 

          UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016


Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2006-2008, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA 


Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 2001- 2005, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

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REGIONAL
LEADERSHIP

Associate Artistic Director, San Diego Repertory Theatre, 2021-2022

  • San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival: founded and produced the festival 2017-2021, secured funding, managed a team of 80 volunteer readers, curated and selected seasons, hired and managed artists, produced in-persons, fully online, and hybrid festivals, and drafted and managed budgets  

  • Executive Producer of Amigos del REP, an advocacy council for Latinx work at San Diego REP, directed and led the community council of artists and supporters, secured funding, drafted and managed budgets, produced stage reading, video series, master classes, community festivals, monthly meetings, and fundraisers 2016-2022

Co-Artistic Director, TuYo Theatre, 2018-Present

  • Founder and served as producer for season productions and community events, managed production marketing, secured funding, drafted and managed budgets

Board Member, National New Play Network 2019-Present

  • Membership committee, Governance Committee

Steering Committee Member, Latinx Theatre Commons, 2016-Present​

  • Comedy Carnival Selection Committee, Carnaval Producing Committee, Irene Fornes Committee, Circle of Scholars

DIRECTING |
PRODUCTIONS

The Revolutionists

Lauren Gunderson

CSU San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

2022

Group! A Musical

Julia Rosenblatt, Eloise Govedare, Aleksandra Weil

Passage Theatre

Trenton, NJ

2022

A Skeptic and A Bruja

Rosa Fernandez

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota FL

2022

On Her Shoulders We Stand

Maria Patrice Amon

TuYo Theatre

La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival

San Diego, CA

2022

Azul

C Quintana

Diversionary Theatre

San Diego, CA

2022

Nana's Theatre Spectacular

Maria Patrice Amon

Moxie Theatre, Zoom Fest

San Diego, CA

Su Teatro

Denver, CO

2020

Mojada

Luis Alfaro

UCSD

San Diego, CA

2020

DREAM HOU$E

Eliana Pipes

CSU San Marcos 

San Marcos, CA

2020

A Play About Eye Contact

Daria Miyeko Marinelli

La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival 

San Diego, CA

2019

Fade

Tanya Saracho

Moxie Theatre

San Diego, CA

2018

The Madres

Stephanie Allison Walker

Moxie Theatre

San Diego, CA

2018

Lydia

Octavio Solis

Brown Bag Theatre Company

Irvine, CA

2016

Hoops

Eliana Pipes

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

2023

DIRECTING |
WORKSHOPS & READINGS

Refuge

Andrew Rosendorf, Satya Chavez

Playwrights Center

Minneapolis, MN

2021

Extreme Home Makeover

Makasha Copeland

Capital Repertory Theatre

Albany, NY

2021

A Skeptic and A Bruja

2021

Rosa Fernandez

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival 

San Diego, CA

Hoopla!

Cheryl West

La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour

San Diego, CA

2021

Fucked Up Pen Pal Poet

Ruben Carrazana

Kitchen Dog Theatre

Dallas TX

2021

A Skeptic and A Bruja

Rosa Fernandez

Urbanite Theatre New Works Festival

Sarasota, FL

2021

Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Vanessa Garcia

Theatre Lab

Boca Raton, FL

2020

Saints Go Marching

Matthew Barbot

Milagro Theatre Ingenio Festival 

Portland, OR

2020

The Cucuy Will Find You

Jaymes Sanchez

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival 

San Diego, CA

2020

Mojada

Luis Alfaro

San Diego REP 

San Diego, CA

2019

DREAM HOU$E

Eliana Pipes

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival 

San Diego, CA

2019

Jets, Sharks, and Beckys

Nancy Garcia Loza

Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble

Santa Ana, CA

2018

DIRECTING |
WORKSHOPS & READINGS

On Her Shoulders We Stand 

Touring Production

TuYo Theatre

La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival

San Diego, CA

2021

Anna in the Tropics

Staged Reading

San Diego REP

San Diego, CA

2021

In the Wings

Video Series

San Diego REP

San Diego, CA

2021

Latinx Accents and Dialects with Cynthia Santos DeCure

Master Class

San Diego REP

San Diego, CA

2021

Historias Tenebrosas

Community Festival

San Diego REP

San Diego, CA

2016-2021

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival

New Works Festival

San Diego REP

San Diego, CA

2016-2021

GRANTS & AWARDS

National Endowment for the Arts, Grants for Arts Projects | TuYo Theatre | 2021   

On Her Shoulders We Stand

 
California Arts Council | TuYo Theatre | 2021

Impact Projects Grant, On Her Shoulders,

JUMP StArts, Arts & Cultural   
Organizations General Operating Relief 


National Directing Fellowship | 2019-2020

Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center,

National New Play Network,

The Kennedy Center,

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation


National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works Grant | 2019


California Humanities, Humanities for All Grant | 2019


NNPN Collaboration Fund Grant | 2019


SDSU Common Experience Grant Awardee | 2018


National New Play Network Producer in Residence Fellowship | 2016-2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre

Amigos del REP