Raquel Almazan is an actor, writer, director in theatre/film/television productions. Her eclectic career as artist-activist spans original multi-media solo performances, playwriting, new work development and dramaturgy. As an interdisciplinary artist she holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University – Deans Fellowship recipient. B.F.A. in Theatre from University of Florida/New World School of the Arts Conservatory.
She is a practitioner of Butoh Dance and the creator/teacher of arts programs for youth/adults, several of which focus on social justice. Her work has been featured in New York City- including Off-Broadway, throughout the United States and internationally in Greece, Italy, Colombia, Guatemala, Slovenia and Sweden; including several of her plays within her lifelong project on writing bi-lingual plays in dedication to each Latin American country (Latin is America play cycle). She was awarded a Professional Development residency with the Eugene O’Neill Center Playwrights Conference 2015 and is a Core Apprentice Writer with The Playwrights’ Center 2015-16. recipient of Kennedy Center’s Latinidad Award for her play CAFÉ. Recipient of the Kate Neal Kinley Playwriting Fellowship for The Hopefulness or La Esperanza. Her play La Paloma Prisoner was recently awarded the Arthur J. Harris Social Justice through Art Grant. www.raquelalmazan.com
With Poetic Theater Productions:
Panelist for Conscious Language 2015