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Nilsa relocated to New York City in 2013 and spent many years working in the Chicago storefront theater scene. She founded and served as Chicago Fusion Theatre’s Artistic Director from 2007-2012 where she directed Big Love, 12 Hungry Men and Hugging the Shoulder. She also works as a Teaching ... (read complete bio)
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Nilsa Reyna Headshot

Bio:
Nilsa relocated to New York City in 2013 and spent many years working in the Chicago storefront theater scene. She founded and served as Chicago Fusion Theatre’s Artistic Director from 2007-2012 where she directed Big Love, 12 Hungry Men and Hugging the Shoulder. She also works as a Teaching ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Nilsa Reyna Biography

Nilsa relocated to New York City in 2013 and spent many years working in the Chicago storefront theater scene. She founded and served as Chicago Fusion Theatre’s Artistic Director from 2007-2012 where she directed Big Love, 12 Hungry Men and Hugging the Shoulder. She also works as a Teaching Artist and After School Teacher and is passionate about arts education and outreach.

New York acting credits: Indifference (John Chatterton/Midtown International Theatre Festival), Zapata! Tiger of Morelos (Moose Hall Theatre/Inwood Shakespeare Festival). Select Chicago acting credits include Las Hermanas Padilla, The Boy in Black, Proof and bobrauschenbergamerica (CFT), Lorca in a Green Dress and The Other Shore (Halcyon Theatre), The Mark of Zorro (Lifeline Theatre), Operation Infiltration (Factory Theater), Escanaba in da Moonlight (Circle Theatre) and understudied and went on in Anna in the Tropics (Victory Gardens Theater).







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STC Theatre Presents the SOUTH TEXAS LATINX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Photo STC Theatre Presents the SOUTH TEXAS LATINX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by Grace Cutler - Jun 25, 2022

South Texas College (STC) Theatre presents its inaugural South Texas Latinx New Play Festival. The festival will take place on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. Performances will be at STC’s Cooper Center for Performing Arts Main Stage Theater at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. 

LPC & Primary Stages Announce The Intensive Mentorship: Digital Reading Series Photo LPC & Primary Stages Announce The Intensive Mentorship: Digital Reading Series
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2020

The Latinx Playwrights Circle and Primary Stages are thrilled to announce that the playwrights selected for the Intensive Mentorship '19-'20 will be presented with a professional panel discussion followed by a live reading of their play. The goal of this format is to incubate the audience with specific questions dealing with the themes of the play. From there, the plays will push these conversations past the readings and give more insight into the developmental process these Latinx artists have engaged in with their mentorship in this program.

Primary Stages Announces Virtual Fall Season Photo Primary Stages Announces Virtual Fall Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

PRIMARY STAGES has announced its Fall 2020 Virtual Season. The Foundation Series will revisit the work of some of Primary Stages' family of artists, including The Tribute Artist by Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award winner Charles Busch and The Night Watcher by Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Charlayne Woodard.

The Sol Project and the Latinx Playwrights Circle Announce LATINX THEATER STATE OF EM Photo The Sol Project and the Latinx Playwrights Circle Announce LATINX THEATER STATE OF EMERGENCY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

The Sol Project (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director), the national theater initiative dedicated to amplifying Latinx voices and building a body of work for the new American theater, is proud to partner with the Latinx Playwrights Circle and announce Latinx Theater State of Emergency, an evening of excerpts from plays by the finalists of the inaugural Latinx Playwrights Circle Intensive Mentorship - Andres Osorio, Nilsa Reyna, Andrew Rincón, and Noelle Viñas - and a town hall conversation with members of the Latinx Playwrights Circle and The Sol Project, hosted by Primary Stages. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 8pm on Tuesday, December 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street).

Theresa Rebeck To Direct Benefit Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Primary Stages Photo Theresa Rebeck To Direct Benefit Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Primary Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2019

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) announced today additional programming for the month-long festival of solo performances, readings, and special events, featuring members of the Primary Stages family.

David Davila's AZTEC PIRATES Begins Frank Silvera Reading Series Photo David Davila's AZTEC PIRATES Begins Frank Silvera Reading Series
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

The Frank Silvera Writers Workshop kicks off its forty-seventh annual reading series this Monday September 9th at 7pm with David Davila's immigration drama, Aztec Pirates And The Insignificance Of Life On Mars. The reading, directed by Nilsa Reyna, features Ollie Corchado, Cory Alexander, Lillian Andrea De Leon, Julia Botero, Selina Michelle Fonseca, Gerard Lucero, Alexandra Castro, and Jatnna Marte.

The Friends of Janie Martinez Announce Memorial Celebration For The Late Actress & Bo Photo The Friends of Janie Martinez Announce Memorial Celebration For The Late Actress & Body Positivity Activist
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2019

The Friends of Janie Martinez Executive Council present: Janie Martinez Life Celebration Memorial to honor her life and work. The evening will feature tribute performances by: Kira, Suzan Perry, Nilsa Reyna, Bryn Packard, and others. The celebration will take place on September 7, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at El Cortez in Bushwick, located at 17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is highly recommended as space is limited. Please guarantee your seat at: Janie Martinez Life Celebration Memorial, Pioneer of Body Positivity Icon Eventbrite.

Primary Stages And The NYC Latinx Playwright Circle Present INFINITE STORIES Photo Primary Stages And The NYC Latinx Playwright Circle Present INFINITE STORIES
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2019

Two evenings of readings, featuring excerpts of new works from The NYC Latinx Playwright Circle.

Daughters Of Troy Presents STROKE VAGINA Photo Daughters Of Troy Presents STROKE VAGINA
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019

Daughters of Troy announces a reading of Stroke Vagina, a new play by Nilsa Reyna. The reading features Ashley Candelaria, Bryan Cortes, Nina Simisterra and Liz Mattera. The reading will be directed by Daphnie Sicre. Stroke Vagina will be presented March 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Dramatist Guild Foundation Music Hall. Tickets are free and doors open at 7:15 PM.

NY Madness Celebrates Women With Line-up Of Latinx Playwrights Photo NY Madness Celebrates Women With Line-up Of Latinx Playwrights
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2019

The next Madness of the season will take place during the Estrogenius Festival at The Kraine and will feature a line-up of female-identifying Latinx playwrights. It will take place on Sunday, March 31st at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).