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Marissa Chibas

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Marissa Chibas is a writer, performer, filmmaker and recipient of the TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement. Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, which premiered at REDCAT, has toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. Her work was described by the New Yorker as “…impassioned and physically unstinting acting. We succumb to her magnetic force.” Her silent film/performance piece, Clara’s Los Angeles, was presented at REDCAT’s NOW festival and the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Marissa is on the Theater School faculty at CalArts where she heads the initiative Duende Calarts, part of CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP). For Duende she conceived and wrote Shelter, which premiered in April 2016 at Lincoln Park, and later at the Kennedy Center and is now a documentary titled Finding Shelter, which has been selected to screen at the San Diego Latino Film Festival of 2019. Shelter was published by NoPassport Press and her solo play is included in the Routledge Press second edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color. In April 2017 she co-created and performed in a video installation at Fabrica de Arte in La Habana, Nostalgia, in collaboration with Cuba based artist Aissa Santiso. Her short film Zohra was presented in various film festivals and was nominated for best actress and best comedy awards at the Official Latino Film Festival.


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