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SOFÍA FIGUEROA

Actress and Writer

Venezuelan theater actress, Sofía Figueroa, has been professionally acting in New York City since graduating from the Meisner Conservatory Training at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. Her nomadic background and exposure to different cultures, religions and nationalities is what makes her art so rich. She is passionate about collaborating with new artists and incorporating social justice issues in her art. Sofía firmly believes art is educational and can be an agent for social change.

Apart from performing in major theaters in the city, she has been selected to perform at the New York Theater Festival in the original production of, Syrma, and in the Dream Up Festival, for the role of "Zuzu", in the production of Dance Nation. She's currently the top five finalists in Lin-Manuel Miranda's competition, The Miranda Family Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition.

Sofia Figueroa originally submitted her comedy sketch, "The Wait", a comedic bit about menstruation and the female body, to HOME but due to the pandemic she won't be able to perform it. Instead, she is sharing with our audience a project she did with four incredible Latinx artists living in New York City called, Veinticinco. This trilingual play explores memory, language and relationships and through movement, singing and performance. 

 

Venticinco: a myth of the brain

Veinticinco, is a devised theater piece written an performed by Isabella Uzcátegui, Sofía Figueroa, Sofía Sam, Ana Moioli and directed by Attilio Rigotti. The play was originally a final project for the Experimental Theater Wing Conservatory Studio at NYU Tisch School of the Arts but it grew into a larger production and was performed at The Tank Theater in New York City and received stellar reviews. This video cut is from the original production. Veinticinco is an exploration of the brain, the wonders and struggles of language, and the unconscious decision of what is kept/lost of our Latin American identity.

 
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