We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

I’m a scenic designer, architect and Theater design Teacher. I was born in Mexico City and now I live in Brunswick, ME, with my family. I came to the US for a Master’s degree in scenic design. I love pastries, all kinds of music, singing and dancing as well, when my kids allow it. I love the moment I get to design and sketch with iced coffee by my side. I love sports, especially soccer and basketball, I like to watch matches on tv, theater is a team sport. I’d love to try do sculpture sometime, I have a couple of projects in mind for a comic book. I love looking at a stage as a space that has potential for performance and exploring possibilities of design by playing with materials, textures, light and scale.

 What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s (R)evolutionary Redux Season?

Just being able to be back doing what we love most and collaborating with other artists, welcoming our audience.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

The stories are still engaging for all, I love the connection about character’s ambitions, motivations, or obstacles and how we can learn from them as human beings in our own society and reality. It is quite impressive that texts which were written many years ago are still powerful to our society; we need to make sure we find possibilities to adapt these scripts and plays in an honest way.

From what sources do you draw your inspiration?

Everything, movies, TV series, internet resources. I love contemporary sculpture and installation art. This is one of the reasons I feel theater keeps me alive.

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

Riz Ahmed, a British performer, singer. I saw him in “The Night Of” on HBO and loved the mini-series. He has a very powerful speech and interviews about representation.
Ava Duvernay, American filmmaker. She has a vision and strong point of view, I was blown away by “When They See Us.”
Olafur Eliasson. Danish lighting/ installation artist.

I’d ask them to work with them, on projects about social change and preserving ecosystems in our planet.

What recent revolutionary acts are you most proud of?

Trying to make change at College, learning from my students with new class projects and programing, standing on firm ground about who I am and how I can contribute to a better community.

What’s your super power?

Abstraction of space, transforming a space into a new complete different one, like The Avengers “reality stone,” but it takes way more than just a snap. Oh! and eating quesadillas every day without feeling sick of them. 😀