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Elisa Bocanegra

 
Bio:
Elisa Bocanegra made her film debut in the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Film, Girlfight (exec prod, John Sayles). Soon after she began a career in independent film working on features which include Spun alongside Mickey Rourke, White Oleander and most recently the indie ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Elisa Bocanegra made her film debut in the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Film, Girlfight (exec prod, John Sayles). Soon after she began a career in independent film working on features which include Spun alongside Mickey Rourke, White Oleander and most recently the indie ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Simonetta
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1999
Eileen

Elisa Bocanegra Biography

Elisa Bocanegra made her film debut in the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Film, Girlfight (exec prod, John Sayles). Soon after she began a career in independent film working on features which include Spun alongside Mickey Rourke, White Oleander and most recently the indie comedy El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (produced by Norman Lear and George Lopez). Her television credits include starring roles in two projects created by Illeana Douglas - Supermarket of the Stars and the web-series Easy to Assemble. Other television credits include "The Gilmore Girls", "Undeclared" by Judd Apatow, "Judging Amy", "Resurrection Blvd.", "The Division", "NYPD Blue", "Touched By An Angel" and "Taina". Elisa began her theatre career at the Williamstown Theatre Festival where she spent two seasons working with actors such as Ethan Hawke and Hope Davis. Soon after came roles at the Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, The Huntington Theatre, South Coast Rep, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mabou Mines, INTAR, Cornerstone Theatre, Summer Play Festival NYC, Crossroads Theatre, Ojai Playwrights Conference and Broad Stage in Los Angeles where she was directed by Dustin Hoffman. She trained extensively with both Larry Moss and Patsy Rodenburg, is a graduate of the William Esper Studio where she studied with Bill Esper, and completed a voice program with Shane Ann Younts. Elisa is a native New Yorker who currently lives in Los Angeles.





Elisa Bocanegra News

Exclusive Photos: Inside New York Stage and Film's Winter Party at The Empire Rooftop Photo Exclusive Photos: Inside New York Stage and Film's Winter Party at The Empire Rooftop
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2022

New York Stage and Film held their 2022 Winter Party on Monday, December 5 at the Empire Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street. The festive December event will begin at 6:00 PM with libations and food, followed at 7:00 PM by performances from three new musicals workshopped at NYSAF, directed by Ibi Owolabi with music direction by Nick Wilders. Check out exclusive photos here!

Hero Theatre to Spotlight Stories of Black Women With NUESTRO PLANETA & NOTHING NOTHI Photo Hero Theatre to Spotlight Stories of Black Women With NUESTRO PLANETA & NOTHING NOTHING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Hero Theatre will spotlight the stories of Black women with two new commissions. Phanésia Pharel joins Hero as the newest commission for Nuestro Planeta. Playwright Amina Henry, whose play Troy was commissioned and presented by Hero in 2019, returns to riff on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in a follow-up commission.

Hero Theatre Presents the World Premiere of RISE: AN IMMERSIVE EXPLORATION OF GUN VIO Photo Hero Theatre Presents the World Premiere of RISE: AN IMMERSIVE EXPLORATION OF GUN VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

Hero Theatre presents the world premiere of Rise: An Immersive Exploration of Gun Violence in Schools, an immersive, site-specific piece devised and directed by Director and Game Designer Jack McCarthy. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Casting; Founders' and Pfaelzer Award Winners Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Casting; Founders' and Pfaelzer Award Winners
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

New York Stage and Film begins its summer season in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 9 and will run for five weeks to Sunday, August 7 for in-person programming that will support more than 35 new stories for theater, film and television. 

Mabou Mines Presents A Three-Day 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Work Photo Mabou Mines Presents A Three-Day 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Work
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Mabou Mines presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Work, reaching back into the company's brimming five-decade history of innovative theater as a launchpad into the next 50 years.

Mabou Mines to Present Three-Day 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF WORK Photo Mabou Mines to Present Three-Day 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF WORK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Mabou Mines will present a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Work, reaching back into the company‚Äôs brimming five-decade history of innovative theater as a launchpad into the next 50 years (June 23‚Äď25; beginning 5pm June 23; 5pm‚Äď11 pm June 24; and 12pm‚Äď11pm June 25).

New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York St Photo New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York Stage and Film Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Anna Deavere Smith, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.

Composer Brian Quijada Is Newest Commission For NUESTRO PLANETA Photo Composer Brian Quijada Is Newest Commission For NUESTRO PLANETA
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2021

Hero Theatre announces Emmy award-nominated composer Brian Quijada as the newest commission for Nuestro Planeta, a ten-year multimedia new works initiative that focuses on educating Latiné film and theater audiences about environmental justice within the Americas. Quijada will create an original piece with music about the effects of the climate crisis, specifically in Central America.

New York Stage and Film Announces Founders' Award and Pfaelzer Award Recipients Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Founders' Award and Pfaelzer Award Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

New York Stage and Film announced today that jeremy o’brian is the recipient of the 2021 Founders’ Award. New York Stage and Film has also announced that Elisa Bocanegra has been named the 2021 recipient of the Pfaelzer Award.

Elisa Bocanegra Videos

BWW TV: Watch the Melodrama Unfold in Highlights from DESTINY OF DESIRE at the Goodman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarias. Click below to watch highlights from the show!