AFI Directing Workshop for Women -- Semi-finalist, VIDA
November 2017 -- My episodic series VIDA has been selected as a semi-finalist for the American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women, 2019.
The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is committed to educating and mentoring female filmmakers to increase the number of women working professionally as directors and showrunners in film and television.
Sundance Institute Youtube New Voices Lab 2017 -- Finalist, VIDA
June 2017 -- My episodic series VIDA has been selected as a finalist for the Sundance Institute Youtube New Voices Lab 2017.
52nd Street Project, 2016 Warehame, MA One-on-Ones
SPACE on Ryder Farm 2016 Working Farm -- Semi-finalist
March 2016 -- Untitled Boob Play is a semi-finalist for the SPACE on Ryder Farm’s 2016 Working Farm playwrights group.
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2016 -- Semi-finalist
Untitled Boob Play
Co-writer (with José Rivera) of short film Mask, to be directed by Shekhar Kapur. A segment of the ensemble movie Berlin, I Love You.
"Berlin, I Love You is a sequel to the Cities of Love series, where 10 internationally acclaimed directors tell stories about a chosen city and about love. The series includes the films Paris, je t'aime in 2006, New York, I Love You in 2009 and Rio, Eu Te Amo in 2014." - THR
Untitled Boob Play
Maritza is the rookie amongst a crew of cocktail waitresses working at a New York City nightclub. Maritza pays her dues and works the shitty shifts in the shitty sections with the hope of one day making the quick money everyone around her is making. A Friday night shift takes a turn when Maritza is accused of stealing just hours after getting word that her mother is sick and unable to care for herself. Her four co-workers -- Keren, Olivia, Jordan and Janet, the bathroom attendant, help Maritza battle the subtle injustices and quiet cruelty of this glittery dog-eat-dog jungle. What of herself is Maritza willing to sacrifice, or honor, in order to make it through the night?
New Untitled Play about the unlikely friendship between a prison nurse and inmate.
3rd Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voice
My plays Less Than a Breath and Ebola, Ma were performed at the Annual One-Minute Play Festival of Latina/o Voices.
Less Than a Breath
Directed by Dominic D'Andrea
Performed by Rosa Chapa & Robert Ramos
Directed by Alfredo Narciso
Performed by Ashley Marie Ortiz, Ricky Valdez, Paloma Muñoz, Julio Trinidad, Stephen Velasquez, Marisela Gonzalez