ARTISTIC MISSION & STATEMENT

As a Latinx artist in America today, my art is my resistance, my action, my voice.  


I am constantly asking myself: what does it mean to create art right now? How does the work I create inspire the conversations necessary to our growth as a society? How can I use my voice as an artist to amplify others? These questions have led me to solidify my artistic mission to a few core principals:  


  • I seek to confront and dismantle oppressive systems and beliefs in our country through my art. 
  • I seek to create, cultivate, and champion new plays and musicals by Latinx and BIPOC artists.
  • I seek to create work that is grounded in emotional truths and has the power to create and evoke empathy. 
  • I seek to create theatre that reflects society back onto itself.
  • I will create theatre which encourages the audience to think about an issue, a person, a situation, an idea in a new way and engages in civic discourse with issues confronting our society today.


Select Directing Credits: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Julia Riew (The A.R.T.), IN THE HEIGHTS by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Quiara Alegria Hudes  (Live Arts), SURGE by Tanya Perez (The Tank),  EIGHTH GRADE PRESIDENT by Jacey Powers and Ashkon Davaran (Theatre Now),  PAPER TOWELS by Nelson Diaz-Marcano (DUAF, New Works Series), RADICAL by Nelson Diaz-Marcano (Downtown Urban Arts Festival-Best Play Award), CALLED by Paulo Tirol (Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 Series), PEDRO PAN (Fringe NYC, The TRUF Theatre), PRISON SONG by Nelson Diaz-Marcano (New Play Series, Downtown Urban Arts Festival-Best Play Nominee). 


Associate/Assistant Director: EVITA (dir. Sammi Cannold, New York City Center), GLORIA: A LIFE (dir. Diane Paulus, A.R.T and dir. Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre), ENDLINGS (dir. Sammi Cannold, A.R.T),  DEFINITION (dir. Whitney White, Ars Nova), AN ILIAD (dir. Whitney White, Long Wharf Theatre), GLORIA: A LIFE (dir. Diane Paulus, Daryl Roth Theatre), CHRISTMAS IN HELL (dir. Bill Castellino, York Theatre Company), SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING (dir. Stuart Ross, York Theatre Company).  Two time SDC Foundation Observership Recipient, Roundabout Directors Group, Resident Director at the Flea, Jonathan Alper Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow 2019-2020. 


Writing Credits:  PEDRO PAN won New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading Award in 2017 and was granted a Next Link Production in 2018, subsequently winning 5 awards including a Special Citation for Social Relevance and Impact and a nomination for Best Book. Pedro Pan has been developed by Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Musical Theatre Factory, FringeNYC, and was commissioned and produced by The TRUF Theatre in 2014. Additional musicals include: Legacy  (Prospect Theatre Company Musical Theatre Lab), Sweet Tea And Jesus (Best Musical SASF 2010), and Acceptance (EAT'S Illuminating Artists 2010/SASF 2009).

Member Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee. Founding Member of Magic Forest Theatre Company, a theatre company dedicated to creating new musicals for young audiences. Member of Nasty Women Unite Fest, now in it’s third year, a multi-day arts festival promoting intersectional feminism while raising funds for the ACLU. Associate Member SDC, Dramatists Guild.