A La Madre
A LA MADRE was directed by Peter Cirino
Cynthia Galaz Ochoa
Gaby Flores is a 21-year-old Chicana. Her goal is to change the world one smile at a time, and bring taboo subjects to light by finding elegant ways to write about them. She wants her work and her art to create a bridge between our flawed society and a more harmonious civilization where women are free from the fear of sexual assault and people take care of each other and the planet.
Playwright, Los Guerreros
Mabelle Reynoso is a multidisciplinary storyteller and teaching artist who works in non-traditional theatre spaces, including classrooms, community centers, and correctional facilities. She is co-host of the podcast Hey Playwright and leads TuYo Theatre's Pa’ Letras, a new play development workshop for emerging Latinx playwrights. She has a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Marielle Vizcarra, a native of Calexico, CA, earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication and Theatre minor from UC San Diego in 2018. As a Senior in college, her first play, Not a Family Gathering, was produced by UCSD's Fair Play Theatre Company. That same year, she also played the role of Dorine during a modern production of Tartuffe. In April 2019, Marielle’s play Diosito Lindo was produced by TuYo Theatre Company during their first show titled -UN. Marielle identifies herself as a writer (poet/playwright) who occasionally enjoys acting. She is fascinated by the family dynamic in Latinx households and enjoys portraying these stories in her work.
Playwright, We Are Life
Vanessa is happy to be back with TuYo theatre as a playwright and actor. She has written several plays including Somos Vida (a spanish translation of We Are Life) for a theatre in Lima Peru, Teatro Tarpapuchy and Girl Put Your Records on for ZOOMFEST at MOXIE Theatre. She has directed for the San Diego County Fair and Mesa College and Assisted Directing for Tuyo Theatre (Fade, Dream Hou$e and Pastorela) and MOXIE Theatre (The Niceties).
Cynthia Galaz Ochoa
Playwright, The Art of Healing
Cynthia is a recently graduated playwright from UCSD, her passion for the arts flourished as an actor, and most recently through playwriting. She earned various awards including the Student of Distinction Award for the Theatre Department in 2016, the highest honor available for students. Cynthia’s passion for theatre was also recognized with the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship in 2018, which allowed her to transfer and continue her career at UCSD. Cynthia was recently nominated by the Theatre department at UCSD to the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for her play “Separateland”, the play was also staged at UCSD as part of the LAB projects, and selected at the New Village Arts as part of the Final Draft Festival. Cynthia is a proud immigrant and believes that art must be a vehicle for social change