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Maria Enriquez

Maria Enriquez is an artist/scholar, K. Leroy Irvis fellow, and a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her MFA in Performance from Arizona State University, where she trained in Suzuki, Viewpoints, and Composition with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company as part of a three-year residency. She also trained at the National Shakespeare Conservatory. In Chicago, Maria was an Artistic Associate with Teatro Luna. She has also worked at Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago Dramatist, Cleveland Public Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, Mortar Theatre, Fulton Opera House, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the Tom Evert Dance Company. Her one-woman show Over the Polychromatic Chasm was performed at ASU and the Phoenix Fringe Festival.

As a scholar, her research interests include contemporary US Latino/a theatre, Critical Race Theory, Performance and Cultural Studies. She has presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Society for Theatre Research, Performing The World, Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the International Federation for Theatre Research. Her upcoming dissertation project will explore the Latina/o theatre movement in Chicago. Additionally, Maria is on the editorial board for Etudes, an online, peer-reviewed journal for emerging scholars in the performing arts. Maria is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Movement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

New York’s Trinity of Latinx Theatres
Essay

New York’s Trinity of Latinx Theatres

INTAR, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre/Pregones, and Repertorio Español

17 December 2016

Trevor Boffone, Maria Enriquez, and Oscar Franco, reflect on the 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons New York City Convening. 

Que Onda? with Roy Arauz
Essay

Que Onda? with Roy Arauz

11 April 2016

Maria Enriquez interviews Roy Arauz about his work and the Latina/o theatre scene in Seattle, Washington.

Que Onda? with Arlene Martínez
Essay

Que Onda? with Arlene Martínez

30 March 2016

Maria Enriquez interviews Arlene Martínez about her career and the Latina/o theatre scene in Seattle, WA.

Cafecito
Essay

Cafecito

Emilio Rodriguez

20 October 2015

Maria Enriquez interviews Emilio Rodriguez about his play Swimming While Drowning, incorporating spoken word poetry into his work, and the idea of being “Latino enough.”