Bio

AnaSofía Villanueva is a playwright, director, producer, and activist. She will be directing Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train for the University of Minnesota this fall. She is the Creative Producer for the Alliance of Latinx Minnesota Artists where they are currently producing a production for Theater 45°fall series, Invisible Stories Made Visible, as well as a Latinx theatre festival to showcase local artists and celebrate the diversity of the Latinx experience. She is a Committee Member for Minnesota Theater Celebration Awards to focus on ethical approaches for the award program. She regularly directs and facilitates discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion for Pillsbury House Theater’s Breaking Ice Program. AnaSofía is the former Artistic Associate at History Theatre. Among other responsibilities, she produced History Theatre’s Raw Stages and Next Stages new works workshops and festivals as well as the touring youth productions. She has assistant directed Native Gardens at Guthrie Theater and Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Mixed Blood Theatre. She had a reading of her play, TENGO VOZ, at Mixed Blood Theatre. After directing numerous productions, among her favorites were References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot and Water by the Spoonful. AnaSofía attended the University of Idaho where three of her plays were produced: Amor del Alma, EXOTIC, and POLLUX. She produced and lead a university-sponsored directing workshop for directors to practice, explore, and hone their craft for professional, non-devised theater that is highly collaborative. While in residence, she was also awarded the National Society of Directors and Choreographers Fellowship Award as well as a certificate of merit in playwrighting at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. AnaSofía has worked in professional theater for the past two decades with experience in every facet of theater.