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Marissa Chibás is a Cuban American writer, director, Sundance Fellow and a #1 new release author on Amazon for her book, Mythic Imagination and the Actor. Her screenplay, 1972, is part of Sundance’s Feature Film Development Track. She was an Athena awards finalist in 2023. Marissa began her career as an actor on and off Broadway working with luminaries such as; Edward Albee, Frances McDormand, Bobby Cannavale, Pulitzer prize winning author Nilo Cruz, Sam Waterson, and Sandra Oh to name a few. She took her experience as an actor and moved into filmmaking with several award-winning shorts including; A Cuban Documemory, winner of the best Documentary award at the Cuban American Film Festival streaming on Hoopla and Finding Shelter, Best Documentary short winner at San Diego Latino Film Festival 2019 streaming on DocsNow. Other shorts include; Zohra which was nominated for best actress and best comedy awards at the Official Latino Film Festival and streamed on BronxNet, and Nostalgia, presented at Fabrica de Arte in Havana. Her films have screened at; Anthology Film Archive, The Segal Center in NYC, NFMLA, REDCAT, Pasadena Film Festival, among others. In 2023 she directed a production of Jose Rivera’s Cloud Tectonics at Inner City Arts with Bobby Soto, Andrea Londo, and Clayton Cardenas. Marissa is Director of Duende CalArts.
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