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Background

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 I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I studied Liberal Arts at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV),  and then moved to Boston to complete a B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. Aside from Berklee, music, and voice coaching, I also attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and MassArt in Boston, to further explore my life passion for visual arts. During the full time mom years, when my daughters were in primary school, I started building theatrical sets and props while volunteering for the 2 to 6 grades annual school plays. Not too long after that, in 2001, I joined the staff at Artbarn Community Theater, as a designer.  Since then, Artbarn has been the creative ground for my vision as a visual artist and educator. I'm very passionate about the arts overall and the undeniable power it has to heal and better humanity. I find myself in a constant desire to learn, explore, and discover the many ways I can create, teach, connect, and deliver. I feel incredibly grateful for my journey as an artist, and for all the people that have inspired me. 

Theatrical Design

As a designer with Artbarn Community Theater, I create and build the scenery, the costumes, and many of the properties of four to six of their yearly musical productions. Most shows are designed for the big stage, and other shows are designed for touring different venues with a mobile set and simpler costumes. For each production, I  create a scenic idea, a plan for its construction, and a class curriculum to involve the kids in the building process. These shows are all done with a very low budget. Part of the challenge - and the  fun - is to design with limited resources, and the other is to find a way to engage the kids.  There is not a 'one size fits all' method to get the work done. Every show is different, and every design a new challenge. But the aspect that remains constant is the community: bringing kids together, making collective art, and working as a team toward a common goal.

Show credits include  Willy Wonka (2023), Into The Woods (2023), Romeo & Juliet KIDS*  (2023), James And The Giant Peach

(2022), Honk (2022), Tech Message* (2022), Frozen (2022), Sweet Dreams* (2022), Matilda (2022), A Midsummer Night's Dream* (2022), Disney Descendants (2021), Once Upon a Mattress (2021), Yo Vikings (2020), Spamalot (2019), Down In The Dumps(2019), You Are A Good Man Charlie Brown (2019), Twelfth Night* (2019), The Phantom Tollbooth (2018), True to you* (2018), The Lion King (2018), The Tempest ( 2018 ), Honk (2017), Follow the Leader* ( 2017), Mary Poppins (2017), The Battle for the Badge* (2017), The Hobbit (2017), The Enchanted Forest* (2016), As You Like It* (2016), Tech Message* (2016) Journey to Atlantis (2016), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2016), A Midsummer' Night's Dream (2016), Under the Big top (2015), Oliver (2015), Mulan (2015), Dear Failure- A Message to Mistakes* (2015), Bright Lights Big Picture* (2015), Daisy's Easel* (2015), Musing At The Museum* (2014), Once Upon a Mattress (2014), The Popularity Pandemic* ( 2014), Honk (2014), Schoolhouse Rock Live (2014), Twelfth Night (2014), Character Matters (2013), The Phantom Tollbooth (2013), Express Yourself - A Tale of Kid Empowerment in a Grown-up World* (2013), Seussical (2013), The Adventures of Robin Hood (2013), The Tempest  (2013), The Legend of Slue Foot Sue (2012), The Wizard of Oz (2012), Annie (2012), Mendel's Accordion (2012), As you Like It* (2012), If the Shoe Fits (2011),  Just So (2011), Willy Wonka (2011), Summer Reading is Killing Me* (2011) , A Midsummer Night's Dream* (2011), Moby Dick: The Musical (2010), Click Clack Moo (2010), Daisy's Easel* (2010), Grandma's Single Treasure** (2010), Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (2010), The Nightingale (2009), Beauty and the Beast (2009), Aladdin (2009), Cody Unplugged  (2009), The Dream Catcher ** (2009), The Three Questions** (2008), Town Turkey Tails* (2008),  Jungle Book (2008), Robin Hood (2008), The Vortex* (2008), The Comic Book Kid to the Rescue** (2007), Charlotte's Web (2007), The Red Balloon* (2007),  East of the Sun West of the Moon* (2007),  The Velveteen Rabbit (2007), Nate the Great and the Missing Key**( 2006), You Are a Good Man Charlie Brown (2006), Give Me A Sign* (2006), The Playground* (2006), African Folk Tales* (2006), The Phantom Tollbooth (2005), Silvester and the Magic Pebble**( 2005), Oliver (2005), Philadelphia Chickens (2005), The Kid Who Ran for President (2004), Finian's Rainbow (2004), Click Clack Moo (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2003),  The Point (2003), Haroun and the Sea of Stories (2003), Peter Pan (2002)

* Artbarn original

** Own adaptation

  

 

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