Mental Health,Violence, Self-Harm
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INSIDE YOUR HEAD
Rodolfo Marroquín Playwright
Originally from Santiago de Querétaro, he began writing short stories and poetry since he was 10. He wanted to become a doctor, later an executive chef but dropped out from both. In the end, the stars aligned and showed him the way back to writing after living briefly in Oslo, Norway. He moved to Mexico City and began his major in Modern English Literature while working on his craft and passion: writing and telling stories.
Since then, he has worked subtitling series and movies, as a freelance writer for private companies, and as a translator for movie projects in the U.S. (with MGM, Amazon, and other independent films). Starting from 2020, he has been working for Frank Ariza, the Spaniard director, writer, and producer of movies and series. Throughout 2020 he worked in parallel writing the screenplay for a short film. The last year challenged him the most but provided him with the time and spark needed to finish his first book, a novel, which is scheduled to be published next year.
María Renée Lavalle
Director / Jana
Maria Renée is an NYC based actor, director and creator born and raised in Mexico City. Some of her acting credits include the Emmy Nominated Show Hasta Que Te Conocí, Off-Broadway Julio Down by the Schoolyard with INTAR Theater (where she's a proud member of Unit52), I'd Rather Be Me music video of Mean Girls on Broadway, La Noche De Los Alebrijes, Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico, with One Blue Cat /MundoMilagro/ ArtVallarta, LORDES at Columbia University, Measure for Measure with Experimental Bitch Presents & voice over on the international award winning shortfilm Division Avenue. She studied Acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA 18') in NYC. Maria Renée is the Founder & Artistic Director of LavaHouse Performing Arts. Her goal with LavaHouse is to be able to connect with passionate artists like herself from all around the world to work & collaborate together in new, explosive and over the roof work, specially under the circumstances we are facing globally right now.
Mindy Escobar- Leanse
Mindy Escobar-Leanse is an actor, puppeteer and voice actor. Some puppetry credits include: Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure by Henson Studios/PBS, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show off-Broadway, in the UK & Japan tour, Puppet Romeo & Juliet and Puppet Titus Andronicus. Additionally, she's been collaborating on a play called The Last Rat of Theresienstadt which
won awards in Poland, traveled to
Bulgaria, Israel and will now be performed in El Paso, TX. Escobar-Leanse began her voice over journey at the end 2019 and is loving every moment! She has done six audiobooks, including a children's sci-fi book called That Thing in the Sky. Recently, she can be heard as the Bond girl voice in Voodoo Ranger's IPA campaign and multiple voices in the soon to be released children's podcast called Cobbler's Gulch. Escobar-Leanse is also heavily involved in the Jewish community, teaching Judaics to families and kids through the program Rhythm N Ruach.
Jonathan Contreras (he/him they/them) is an actor, musician, and writer currently based in El Paso, TX. Last online with Télatulsa’s virtual production of On The Wings of a Butterfly. Previously with NextStage Theatre Co virtual workshop of a new work, Dulce Desesperación, and the Lustre Theatre Company’s radio/podcast play No Mas. 2019: Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s winter production of Macbeth. La Noche De Los Alebrijes, Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico, with One Blue Cat/MundoMilagro/ArtVallarta. La Casa Azul, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, and Xanadu (Thalia/ensemble) Tex-ARTS, Austin, TX. Acting company member of the 2018 Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN as Ralph in Shakespeare in Love, and Reynaldo in Alls Well That Ends Well. BFA in Drama from the University of Oklahoma. When not on stage they enjoy trail running, backpacking and camping in the desert southwest.
Actor, graduated from CasAzul Artes Escénicas Argos in 2018.
Recently graduated from the acting career he worked in La Sociedad de los Poetas Muertos, directed by Francisco Franco and produced by Claudio Carrera, Morris Gilbert, Tina Galindo and OCESA, at the Lebanese Theatre, during 2018. He worked on Volver a la Guerra, by Chantal Torres, in the lead role, directed by María José Caballero. And in La Culpa, also in the lead role, directed by María Teresa Garagarza, the two productions during 2019 and 2020.
In 2019, because of his work in the play Corazón Delator, he won the Best Actor Award for micro-fiction at the Cloister of Sor Juana´s University, a project coordinated by Alejandra Ballina. He has worked as an assistant director and assistant producer with José Caballero, Octavio Michel Grau, Zoé Rivera Hernández and Amanda Farah. For cinema he has worked in the 48 hours Film Festival and in different independent short films. On television he worked for Drunk History Mexico of Comedy Central, and as a dancer, he has excelled working on montages choreographed by Nancy Kepenche.
Multi-disciplinary creative - actor, singer and composer - born & raised in Guatemala and professionally trained in New York City (AADA class of ‘18).
Currently based in Berlin, her latest project The Feeling is Mutual was selected for an arts research residency at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theater in Kreuzberg, where she conceived and developed the show alongside five artists from all around the globe + the support of DGTL FMNSM.
Having been on-camera, on-stage, and behind the scenes, some of her most recent TV credits include a Co-Starring role for the final season of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, as well as in Comedy Central's sketch show Alternatino. Some of her commercial work includes UNICEF's: Generation Unlimited campaign, Banco Industrial’s Siempre de Tu Lado national campaign, #WomenCrushMusic promo in NYC, and voiceover work for the UN’s UNFPA. She’s part of the experimental theatre cast of Rise/Fall, written and directed by movement specialist and devisor of original theatre Sheila Bandyopadhyay; presented at the Gural Theater - Project Y's Women in Theatre Festival, NYC ‘19. And before going to the USA, she performed at the National Theater in Guatemala for various musical theater productions.