Raquel Almazan: interdisciplinary artist, facilitator and activist. (M.F.A. – Playwriting, Columbia University). Her eclectic career spans performance, playwriting, devising and dramaturgy.
Almazan’s work has been featured in New York City- including Off-Broadway, throughout the United States and internationally in Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala and Sweden; including several of her plays within the (Latin is America play cycle) writing bi-lingual plays in dedication to each Latin American country. She is a practitioner of Butoh Dance and creator/teacher of arts programs for youth/adults, focusing on social justice. Professional Development residencies with Eugene O’Neill Center Playwrights Conference and The Playwrights’ Center. Recipient of the NALAC Arts Grant, Kennedy Center’s Latinidad Award for her play CAFÉ, the Kate Neal Kinley Playwriting Fellowship and the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Prize. She is Artistic Director of La Lucha Arts dedicated to producing works in collaboration with social movements. TV Credits: Law & Order: SVU, Limitless and The Blacklist. www.raquelalmazan.com