The Sol Project’s Associate Artistic Director, David Mendizábal, and Producing Assistant, Joey Reyes, interview Amelia Acosta Powell, the recently appointed Associate Artistic Director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and discuss her journey working across the U.S., the value of intentional leadership and mentorship, and what it feels like to be working in partnership with another woman of color to lead a regional organization. 

Amelia Acosta Powell joined The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’s new artistic leadership team headed by Augustin Family Artistic Director Hana S. Sharif on June 17th, 2019. Previously, she served as line producer at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a Tony Award-winning organization that stands as one of the preeminent destinations for American regional theatre, and prior to that she served as the casting director and artistic associate at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Georgetown University (where she dual-majored in theatre and Spanish), Acosta Powell’s wide-ranging artistic career includes producing and directing plays throughout the D.C. area. In 2017, American Theatre magazine named her as a rising star in the industry as part of its “Theatre Workers You Should Know” series. Learn about The Rep’s incredible season and purchase tickets at http://www.repstl.org/

David (daveed) Mendizábal is an NYC based director, designer, one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company, and Associate Artistic Director of The Sol Project. Learn more about David and his work at www.davidmendizabal.com

Joey Reyes is a queer, Latinx, Two Spirit, grandchild of a Mexican immigrant, born and raised in Southern California with six younger siblings. They have resided in Brooklyn, NY since late 2017 working as a producer, administrator, facilitator and writer. IG & Twitter: @joeykangarooooo.

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Sol Project’s Associate Artistic Director, David Mendizábal, and Producing Assistant, Joey Reyes, interview playwright Georgina Escobar about her Spring 2019 production of Then They Forgot About The Rest  at INTAR Theatre, the future of Latinx representation in American society, and the progression of Latinx storytelling in the American Theater.

Georgina Escobar is originally from Juárez, México. She employs multiple mediums to create impossible narratives for the stage that explore themes of fantasy, mythology, surrealism, family relationships and feminism. Learn more about Georgina and her work at www.georginaescobar.com.

David Mendizábal is an NYC based director, designer, and one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company. Learn more about David and his work at www.davidmendizabal.com.

Joey Reyes is a queer, Latinx, Two Spirit, grandchild of a Mexican immigrant, born and raised in Southern California with six younger siblings. They have resided in Brooklyn, NY since late 2017 working as a producer, director, and facilitator. IG & Twitter: @joeykangarooooo.

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