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Joanna Lugo

Joanna Lugo is a Latinx Performance and Theater Artist based in Dallas, Texas.

Joanna Lugo is a Puerto Rican-American director, writer, performance artist, and activist, currently serving as Associate Producer for Ensemble. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Texas, having received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies with a focus in Performance Studies. As a master’s candidate, she was awarded honors of “Thesis of the Year” and “Outstanding Performance by a Graduate Student” for her seminal work. Prior to joining Ensemble, Joanna assisted in curating a season of plays and musicals at the 2017 Tony Award-Winning Dallas Theater Center as Interim Artistic Producer, performed in Kate Gilmore's exhibition, Only in Your Way, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at UNT, where she designed Performance Studies courses. During her tenure, Joanna co-wrote and co-directed Menagerie, receiving formal merit from the Performance Studies Division of NCA. Her work spans across education and artistic institutions, where Joanna has worked as Visiting Director, Teaching Artist, Grant Writer, Literary Assistant, and more.

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Still Here, Still Enraged
Essay

Still Here, Still Enraged

A Manifesto

15 November 2018

Joanna Lugo and Leah Harris use Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions as a framework to speak out about gender inequalities they've notice in the theatre community, and call on the larger theatre community to fight for gender parity.