Viviana Vargas

Viviana Vargas (they/them) is an artist, activist and facilitator passionate about changing the world specifically through the medium of storytelling and by creating liberated spaces that uplift marginalized voices and experiences. 

Viviana “Yura Sapi” Vargas (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and facilitator. Viviana is passionate about changing the world by working with others to create liberated spaces that uplift marginalized voices, experiences and storytelling. Viviana runs Advancing Arts Forward, a movement to advance equity, inclusion and social justice through the arts. They are a Cycle IV fellow of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship and part of artEquity‘s 2018 National Facilitator Training cohort. Viviana is a Steering Committee Member of the Latinx Theatre Commons and is a member of The Intersection, a network for intersectional entrepreneurs, freelancers, & professionals in tech, media, and business. They hold an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College and a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. Their work is regularly featured in the monthly zine, Young Ignorantes. Viviana has worked with arts organizations including Theatre Communications GroupHowlRound Theatre CommonsActors’ Equity AssociationThe Public Theater and CultureHub.

The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color
Video

The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color

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An online conference hosted by Advancing Arts Forward

Friday 1 March 2019
Video Conference
The West Side Story Appropriation We Never Really Talk About
Essay

The West Side Story Appropriation We Never Really Talk About

25 August 2017

Viviana Vargas compares West Side Story and La Carreta by looking at the history of Puerto Ricans migrating to New York to better understand an example of cultural appropriation in the arts, its effects, its telltale signs, and some lessons for the future.