Marissa Chibas

Marissa Chibas

MARISSA CHIBAS is a writer, actor and recipient of the 2015 TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement. Marissa has acted in over 50 productions including the American premieres of; The Keening by Umberto Dorado at the ART in Boston, Two Sisters and a Piano by Nilo Cruz at the McCarter, and The Mark Taper Forum productions of Eduardo Machado’s The Floating Island Plays. On Broadway she performed in Abe Lincoln in Illinois and Brighton Beach Memoirs, as well as off Broadway and many prominent resident Theaters.  Marissa is on the Theater School faculty at CalArts where she heads Duende CalArts, a CNP initiative that collaborates with innovative Latinx and Latin American artists to create adventurous performance.  For Duende she conceived and wrote Shelter, which premiered in April 2016 in Los Angeles and subsequently performed at the Kennedy Center and is published by NoPassport press.  In November 2016 she performed in her latest play, The Second Woman, which premiered at Bootleg Theater in LA. Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary (DCR), written and performed by Ms. Chibas, was produced by the CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and was presented in several U.S. cities as well as Mexico and Europe.  DCR will be published Fall 2017 by Routledge Press as part of the second edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color edited by Roberta Uno.  For CNP she performed the role of Edgar in King Lear and co-adapted the award winning production of Brewsie and Willie in collaboration with The Poor Dog Group.  Her silent video with live performance, Clara’s Los Angeles, premiered at REDCAT’s NOW Festival and was screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.  In March 2017 she collaborated with Cuban artist Aissa Santisso as part of CNP’s El Acercamiento project, on a video installation and performance that was presented at Fabrica de Arte in Havana Cuba.  Marissa is on the advisory board of the Latinx Theater Commons as well as The School of History and Dramatic Art and Mission College in Sylmar.  She is on the board of directors of URTA.