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Marissa Chibás is an award-wining Cuban American writer/director who creates multi-platform work that traverse film and live audience experiences, reclaims the mythic, and celebrates immigrant stories. As the daughter of a Cuban revolutionary and runner up Miss Cuba, these two formidable personalities inspired in her the idea that real life is stranger than anything we can imagine. Marissa’s journey has led her to eclectic experiences that range from performing on Broadway to coaching professional wrestlers in the WWE. She began her career as an actor working with luminaries such as; Edward Albee, Frances McDormand, Bobby Cannavale, Pulitzer prize winning author Nilo Cruz, and Sandra Oh to name a few. She took her dynamic and varied experiences and began making films. In 2022 she became a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow for her screenplay 1972 which was an Athena Awards finalist and she received an inaugural Sundance/Gold House Artist Accelerator grant. In 2024 her proof of concept short, 72, premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and won an Excellence in Drama award at the Hispanic International Film Festival. Her films have screened at; Diversity at Cannes, Miami Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, NFMLA, Fabrica de Arte in Havana, among others. She creates spaces of meaning and belonging, that celebrates the beautiful confusion of human experience.