Arlene Martínez-Vázquez is a director, educator, and arts administrator currently serving as Education Director for Seattle Repertory Theatre. Arlene holds a BA in Theatre, Hispano American Literature, and Foreign Languages from the University of Puerto Rico; and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University, London. While in London, she studied Meyerhold & Biomechanics at GITIS Academy in Moscow and Theatre of the East at the Indonesian Arts Institute in Bali. She also collaborated with CASA Latin American Theatre Festival during its first two years, and was a visiting lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, England & Mahidol University, Thailand. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, her work has been seen in the stages of A Contemporary Theatre, Burien Actors Theatre, Stone Soup Theatre, and 12 Avenue Arts.
Arlene Martínez-Vázquez calls out the racism of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced , the most widely produced play of 2015 in America.
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Arlene Martínez-Vázquez discusses the rise of bilingual, Latinx plays produced in Seattle, Washington, advocating for hiring bilingual, Latinx artists involved in the programming and decision-making for these shows.
Arlene Martínez-Vázquez looks at how colonization impacts her view of Hamilton and Vietgone.
Arlene Martínez-Vázquez reflects on the Latina/o Theatre Commons’ Pacific Northwest convening, and the action steps that came out of it.
Maria Enriquez interviews Arlene Martínez about her career and the Latina/o theatre scene in Seattle, WA.