Annalisa Dias is a Goan-American citizen artist, community organizer, and award-winning theatremaker working at the intersection or racial justice and care for the earth.
Annalisa Dias is a Goan-American citizen artist, community organizer, and award-winning theatremaker. She currently lives and works in Piscataway territory in Washington DC and grew up in Seneca lands around Pittsburgh. She is a Producing Playwright with The Welders, a DC playwright's collective; and is Co-Founder of the DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice. Annalisa frequently teaches Theatre of the Oppressed workshops nationally and internationally and speaks about race, identity, and performance. She is a TCG Rising Leader of Color, and also works toward diversity and inclusion full time at the American Political Science Association. Recent original work includes 4380 NIGHTS, a world premiere new play about detainees at Guantanamo and the historical legacy of global colonialism, which opened in January 2018 at DC's Signature Theatre as part of the second Women's Voices Theatre Festival. Upcoming work includes THE EARTH, THAT IS SUFFICIENT, a performance project about interconnected ecological history and hope for the future, to be produced by The Welders.