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Our Team

Ryan Morales Green

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Founder & Producing Artistic Director

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Christian De Gre Cárdenas

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Managing Director

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Gaby Tortoledo

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Marketing Director

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Rula A. Muñoz

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Literary Manager / Resident Dramaturg

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Sam Baird

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General Manager

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Sofia Ubilla

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Development Director

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Miranda Holliday

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Associate Producer

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Julieta Gozalo-Michaud

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Associate Producer

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Laura Riveros-Sefair

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Associate Producer

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Jess Diaz Griffin

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Marketing Associate

Marissa Medina

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Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director

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Zevity Lopez

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Development Associate

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Rocío Pérez

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Development Associate

Nicolas Perez

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Literary Associate / Resident Music Supervisor

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Nellie (Nell) M Green

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Accountant

Board of Directors

Ryan Morales Green

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Board Chair

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Güyrá Kaplan de Castro

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Franki De La Vega

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Nyseli Vega

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Adrian Alexander Alea

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Claudia de Vasco

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Eduardo "Eddie" Beltre

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Ariel Estrada

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Taylor Margis-Noguera

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Advisory Board

Maija García, director / choreographer

Eric Ulloa, Broadway actor / playwright

Julio Agustin, director / choreographer / Broadway actor

Jaime Lozano, director / composer / orchestrator

Ricky Ramón, director / AEA stage manager / Howard University

Tlaloc Rivas, writer / director / dramaturg / producer / University of Connecticut

Maria Torres, choreographer / director / producer / activist

Debra Cardona, Broadway actor / dramaturg

Alex Sanchez, director / choreographer

Jason Styres, casting director

Tony Ramirez-Mata, director / educator / University of Florida

Gray Coleman, entertainment attorney

Jim Joseph, Director of Operations - Second Stage Theatre

Dr. Jesse Carlo, Pace University

Staff Bios

Ryan Bio
Ryan Morales Green
Founder & Producing Artistic Director

Ryan is a Boricua-Italian producer, arts advocate, and actor based in NYC. His mission is to advocate for diverse works of musical theatre that challenge and expand the art form, while providing a voice to underrepresented artists on the musical stage. He works to champion new forms of musical development that eliminate systems of privilege in the kinds of work that get produced around the world. The goal: revolutionize the world of musical theatre. Under his leadership, the Lab has supported the development over 70 new musicals in its first two years alone, and is set to become a force for change in our industry.

 

His previous work as an actor includes the national tour of Flashdance the Musical, numerous readings and workshops of new musicals, and dozens of contracts at regional theatres around the country throughout his decade long career in the arts. As an artist, Ryan has a passion for telling stories about men who find strength in their vulnerability - not shame. Stories that elevate the Latine and LGBTQ+ experience beyond the boundaries they typically exist in within our industry and our world. Stories that accent the joy of living outside of culturally set binaries and take us on a hero's journey to places unknown. BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. www.ryanmorales.me @ryanmoralesgreen

Email: ryan@latinemtlab.org

Christian bio
Christian De Gre Cárdenas
Managing Director

Mexican artist, producer and arts executive Christian De Gré Cárdenas has overseen the opening of over 1,000 new theatrical productions in New York City. Prior to joining The Latiné Musical Theater Lab he served as Director of The National Opera Center and led OPERA America through the pandemic as its Chief Operating Officer. He served for 15 years as Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the critically acclaimed Mind The Art Entertainment and was the General Manager of The New York International Fringe Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in North America.  He is the co-creator of 30 award-winning multi-disciplinary works in partnership with The Public Theater, HERE Arts, La Mama Experimental Theater Club, The Brick, The Discovery Channel, The Armory, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Drama Desk Awards, Maryland Opera Studio and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.  He is a Yaddo Colony fellow and a SPACE on Ryder fellow and is the creator of the popular musical series “Twisted Operettas” and "A Drink with Death" at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and Broadway’s 54 Below. A former activist and theatermaker in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Americas, he served as the Global Outreach Partner for Theater for Social Change with the United Nations Y-Peer Network. He is an alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Broadway League’s Commercial Theater Institute and is an advanced member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. He currently serves as Executive Director of the highly renowned Heartbeat Opera. De Gré Cárdenas is a two-time New York Innovative Theater Award nominee, a National Alliance of Musical Theater semi-finalist and is the recipient of numerous awards in creative excellence from FRIGID New York, FringeNYC, The Lark Play Development Center, Fringe ENCORES, The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, The Mexico International Film Festival and The New York Musical Festival, among others.
Represented by UIA Talent Agency.
www.cdegre.com
www.degrereese.com

Email: christian@latinemtlab.org

Gaby bio
Gaby Tortoledo
Marketing Director

Gaby Tortoledo is a Venezuelan actor, singer, educator, and multi-disciplinary artist specialized in visual media, and communications. With over 15 years of experience in the areas of marketing, PR, graphic design, social media, and visual communication Gaby has worked with multi-national corporations, a multi-national publishing house, multiple theatre organizations in Florida and the UK, and high-profile individual talent. She holds a graduate degree in Visual Communication from the University of the Arts London, a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Florida Atlantic University.

Email: gaby@latinemtlab.org

Rula bio
Rula A. Muñoz
Literary Manager / Resident Dramaturg

Rula A. Muñoz is a multi-hyphenate theater artist who works as a director, dramaturg, performer, producer, and writer. As someone who strongly believes that there is no single way to be a storyteller, Rula has been able to tell stories from various perspectives. Rula holds a BFA in Contemporary Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Additionally, she has served as the 2021-2022 SpeakEasy Stage Artistic Fellow and is an Advanced Directing alumna from the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.


Selected national and international theater credits include THE F & L AT 1330 (Director/Dramatists Guild New England Regional’s Footlight Series), CAMP MANNUPPIA (Assistant Director/National Queer Theatre), SILT (Dramaturg/Moonbox Productions), BETTER MAYBE (Director/Hyde Square Task Force), THE INHERITANCE (Assistant Director/SpeakEasy), PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS (Dramaturg/SpeakEasy), FOREVER AFTER (Assistant Director/TOSOS), CONSTELLATIONS (Associate Producer/La Teatreria). Currently, she is a Line Producer for PRESENCIA, a new musical by Michelle J. Rodríguez, in partnership with the Bushwick Starr, OYE Productions, Musical Theatre Factory, and the Sol Project.

Email: rula@latinemtlab.org

Sam bio
Sam Baird
General Manager

Sam (she/her) is an award-winning theater artist who has worked in practically every area that theatre has to offer, all while raising her own two little performers. She received a BA degree in Theatre Arts Studies from BYU in 2019 and an MA degree in Arts Administration from SUU in 2022. Her passions are advocating for human rights and celebrating new works. When she’s not working on a project she’s probably searching for her next one or watching Gilmore Girls.

Email: gm@latinemtlab.org

Sofia bio
Sofia Ubilla
Development Director

Sofia (she/her) is a South Florida-born Costa Rican director, theatre artist, and arts administrator based in New York. Her work revolves around her passion for telling untold stories and she believes in the power of representation to shape the world we live in. She graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Theatre, with a concentration in Directing, and Spanish Studies, summa cum laude. Her thesis, titled “New Methods for Translation and Performance of the Spanish Golden Age: A Case Study of a Virtual Production of Ana Caro’s Valor, agravio y mujer,” explored the ways new media and performance complete the translation act when staging a Spanish-language play to an English-speaking audience. Other directing credits include Saguaros by Angélica Herrera at JACK, Cloud Tectonics by Jose Rivera and A Butterfly Dreams... by Kiernan Westrick at Fordham University, and Emperor of 10th Ave by Carmen Rivera at INTAR. She has worked at The Latinx Playwright's Circle, Dixon Place, Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre, INTAR, and Microteatro Miami on a variety of projects. She is the recipient of the Encaenia Spanish Achievement Award and the 2020 Dean’s Summer Research Grant. As well as her directing experience, she is currently the Individual Givings Associate at Manhattan Theatre Club. www.sofiaubilla.com

Email: sofia@latinemtlab.org

Miranda bio

Miranda Holliday

Associate Producer

Miranda Holliday is a playwright, vocalist and theater artist from Columbus, NJ with a passion for empowering others through art. As a performer, they have participated in several Off Broadway productions such as Ain’t Missbehavin or The Magical Journey of Arlenkina. They have received a Kennedy Center Honor for Distinguished Performance, distinguished actor, and nationally recognized performance for their role of ‘Lena Younger’ in Albright’s production of A Raisin in the Sun. In addition, they are a part of the Miranda Family Fellowship awarded to exemplary artists of color. As a playwright, their plays and songs have been performed in some emblematic New York stages such as Feinstein’s 54 Below, the Rattlestick Theater, the Black Voices Festival or the Little Fire House.

 

Their training in music and theatre includes time at the National Musical Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Westminster Musical Theatre Intensive, and Albright College where they co-majored  in Theatre and Political Science with a minor in Religious studies. They are now a recent graduate of NYU Tisch’s School of Arts, receiving an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing. 

Email: miranda@latinemtlab.org

Julieta bio

Julieta Gozalo-Michaud

Associate Producer

Julieta Gozalo-Michaud (she/her) is a Peruvian theatre artist, musician, and arts administrator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Julieta holds a BA in Theatre and Communications, and a minor in Professional Writing from the University of Maryland. She has previously worked with Theatre Washington and Film Fest Magazine, and is thrilled to join the Lab and support their mission. As an actor, she has worked with The Kennedy Center, Mosaic Theatre Company, Theater J, Monumental Theatre Company, Flying V, Adventure Theatre, and many more. On camera, she has worked with brands such as Apple, Guinness, Wawa, HelloFresh, Six Flags, Marriott, and if you look closely, you can catch her in several episodes of Dopesick.

Email: julieta@latinemtlab.org

Laura bio

Laura Riveros-Sefair

Associate Producer

Laura is a Colombian-Lebanese theatre, voice, and teaching artist and maker based in Brooklyn, NY. They have worked all over the 5 boroughs as a performing and visual arts educator, working with kids two years of age to high school seniors. They started their performing arts career with MISI Producciones, the premiere Colombian musical theatre company, touring all over the country as well as South America and the US. In NYC, they have worked with Ensemble Studio Theatre, INTAR, IATI, Working Theater, LaMicro Theater, among many others. If you’ve watched Sesame Street in Latin America, you’ve probably also heard Laura’s voice! Some select review quotes from top critics; “Teacher Laura, you’re the funniest!” “You’re so silly, Teacher Laura!” They are an active member of INTAR’s Unit 52, as well as HOLA - Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. Laura is so excited to work with Latiné Musical Theatre Lab and continue to uplift Hispanic and Latinx voices. IG @lauraquenecia www.laurariveros-sefair.com 

Email: laura@latinemtlab.org

Jess bio

Jess Diaz Griffin

Marketing Associate

Jess Diaz Griffin is a Uruguayan-American born and raised in New York, who has worked for various organizations across the US in various capacities. An actress, director, and educator, she is currently the Director of the Musical Theatre Conservatory and Associate Director of Education at Barrington Stage Company.  Jess is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and holds a dual degree in Theatre Education, having studied at NYU and Manhattanville College. Jess has performed and/or directed at Barrington Stage Company (MA), The Cumberland County Playhouse (TN), White Plains Performing Arts Center (NY), Dollywood (TN) and more! Connect with Jess: www.jess-griffin.com @jemigriff

Email: jess@latinemtlab.org

Marissa bio

Marissa Medina

Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director

Marissa Medina (She/Her) is a professional actor and wigmaker originally from Los Angeles and is now currently based in NYC. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and is so excited to be joining the Lab’s team! As a proud Latina artist herself, Marissa has a passion for uplifting the Latiné community. She looks forward to helping champion these writers so that more audiences have the privilege of hearing their stories.


As an actor Marissa has worked in theaters across the country in productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, and Born Yesterday. TV/Film Chicago Med
As a wigmaker you may have seen Marissa’s work in the current Broadway Revival of Sweeney Todd, New York New York, Goodnight Oscar and Purlie Victorious to name a few. She is also part of the Wig Shop team at NBC and builds custom wigs for the cast and celebrity guest hosts on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The Today Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers. https://www.marissamedina.com

Email: marissa@latinemtlab.org

Zevity bio

Zevity Lopez

Development Associate

Zevity (she/her) is a proud Latina from Texas who is a producer, theatre artist, and theatre administrator. She is passionate about uplifting new works from voices that have been silenced, unheard, or underrepresented and wants to bring them to the forefront of the theater industry. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts with a minor in Business Management from Molloy University/CAP 21 (NYC). Following graduation, she originated a role in a new, immersive musical, The Imaginaries, at the Bay Area Children's Theatre (CA). She has worked as a theater administrator for the Madison Theater (NY), Watertower Theater (TX), Dallas Theater Center (TX), and most recently was the Assistant Producer for His Story: The Musical (TX). She is excited to work with Latiné Musical Theatre Lab to support its mission! IG: @zevylo www.zevitylopez.com

Email: zevity@latinemtlab.org

Rocio bio

Rocío Pérez

Development Associate

Rocío is a Salvadoran-American dramaturg, theatre artist, educator, and arts administrator based in New York City. As a theatre artist, Rocío is inspired and guided by work grounded in justice and community. Rocío holds a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance from Emerson College with a minor in Sociology. While at Emerson, Rocío was an ArtsEmerson Cutler Fellow, a year-long program designed to nurture emerging theatre producers. Soon after graduating, they decided to take a well-deserved break, and returned home to Portland, Maine. After a year of rest and exploration, Rocío returned to theatre and spent her summer in Western Massachusetts at Williamstown Theatre Festival as a Development Assistant. Currently she is a supporting artist at People’s Theatre Project in Washington Heights and a member of First Kiss Theatre Company’s Devising Lab

Email: rocio@latinemtlab.org

Nicolas bio

Nicolas Perez

Literary Associate / Resident Music Supervisor

Nicolas Perez is a New York City-based music director, accompanist, arranger, orchestrator, and piano bar entertainer. Prior to relocating to NYC, he was the Music Supervisor and Principal Accompanist for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. He has had the distinct honor of playing with the San Francisco Symphony, composing and recording music for the Netflix documentary BARRY & JOAN, and collaborating on a new work, Songs of the Phoenix with the SF Gay Men's Chorus, Andrew Lippa, and Stephen Schwartz. With extensive experience music directing shows spanning the Golden Age to contemporary theater, he is especially excited to bring new works to life that increase representation of Latiné stories in musical theater.


Nicolas received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Saint Mary's College of California. 
 
nicolasperezmusic.com / @nickplayspiano

Email: nicolas@latinemtlab.org

Nell bio

Nellie (Nell) M Green

Accountant

Nell is a retired shareholder of Jones CPA Group with over 40 years of experience in private and public accounting. Her credentials included CPA, CVA and CGMA. Nell’s experience included tax planning, tax preparation, review and representation before various taxing authorities. Her accounting and auditing experience included planning, performing, supervising and review of compilations, reviews and audits, as well as various business advisory and special engagements. Nell experience also included concentrations in the fields of government contracting and nonprofit consulting.  Nell earned the Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) credential issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Board of Director Bios

Nyseli bio

Nyseli Vega

Nyseli Vega is a multi-hyphenate Dominican-American actor/singer/director/producer/human. Whether on or off stage/screen, Nyseli strives to always build community through art and human connection; to shine light on common ground so others feel elevated in their humanity. Recent performance credits include Torched! (Off-Broadway), Present Perfect (54 Below), Betsy (PRTT), Shesus 29 hour reading by John Leguizamo and Aaron Gonzalez, recording an EP for Sueños Our American Musical by Jessie Sanchez (stay tuned for the release.) The Odd Years (short film entering festivals currently). Past credits include High Maintenance (Hbo), OITNB (Netflix), One Day the Musical (Off Broadway), Carmen La Cubana (Paris Premiere), Ménage Music (powerhouse vocal trio cover band) and BATSU!(An ongoing improv show in the LES).

 

Her newest venture is co-founding Just BeiN’ Productions with hopes to amplify the vision of creative individuals so that they can push boundaries and feel empowered in their uniqueness. Nyseli shares in being a Telly award winner for editing the virtual production of the all Asian cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder which helped raise over $25,000 to help stop AAPI hate, directed by Alan Muraoka. Co-Producer of American Made (short film), The Odd Years (short film), and Weed The People (short film). 

 

“The creative adult is the child who survived.” -unknown

Eddie bio

Eduardo "Eddie" Beltre

Eduardo “Eddie” Beltre is a Dominican-American born and raised NYer who has a passion for helping nonprofits scale. With over 15 years of experience, he’s led organizations in developing strategic and financial plans, and implementing the internal systems and procedures that allow for sustainable growth. Eddie currently serves as the Chief Finance and Operations Officer (“CF&OO) of Virtual Enterprises International (“VEI”), a national nonprofit that provides students with the opportunity to test ​​drive potential careers and develop in-demand skills that post-secondary institutions and employers are seeking. Prior to VEI, Eddie was the Director of Talent Operation and Culture of Literacy Trust, a NYC-based nonprofit that partners with school communities to build capacity for literacy intervention. Eddie also volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of i.HUG Foundation, organization that works to provide basic necessities and run educational and other high-impact programs that empower Ugandan children to succeed in school and in life. 


Contact Info: 
eduardo.r.beltre@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eduardobeltre/

Güyrá Kaplan de Castro

Güyrá Kaplan de Castro is a product and marketing executive with a passion for scaling businesses at the intersection of culture and commerce. He currently serves as a product marketing leader at TikTok, where his focus revolves around scaling their advertiser customer base globally and driving commercialization through enhancements to their AI/machine learning models. Previously, Mr. Kaplan de Castro served as the Head of Product Marketing for Unstoppable Domains, a digital identity startup. During his tenure, he played a vital role in spearheading revenue performance and commercialization efforts for their consumer and business products, growing their business from $50 million valuation to $1 billion within a single year. Prior to that position, he served as the global product marketing leader for Twitter’s core ads product marketing team from 2019 to 2021. Before joining Twitter, Mr. Kaplan de Castro spent four years at The New York Times where he held several product and marketing roles, overseeing the monetization strategies and launch of NYT’s digital properties including The Daily Podcast, The Cooking App, NYT Español, NYT Games App and NYTs core app. Güyrá holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Chapman University, where he graduated with honors. He currently lives in New York.

Guyra board bio

Adrian Alexander Alea

Adrian A. Alea is a creative producer and director in commercial and non-profit industries of Theater, Film, Live Events, and Music Videos. In theater, Adrian is currently the Artistic Producer at The New Group and was recently on the artistic team of New York City Center's Encores!, in addition to the Associate Director of Hercules with Disney Theatricals and Paper Mill Playhouse. He has collaborated on projects with institutions such as The Public Theater, New York City Center, Signature Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cape Cod Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Brava Theater Center, Central Works, Miami Light Project, Play On Shakespeare, The Musical Theater Factory, and the Drama League. Recent direction includes "LatinXoxo" by Migguel Angello at The Public's Under the Radar currently on a national tour and in 2024, he will be directing the world premiere of "The Palacios Sisters" at Gala Hispanic Theater by Cristina Garcia, a co-conceived adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters set in the 1980's Miami Drug Wars. For film, Adrian executive produced and produced four short films and a virtual reality piece (including "You Go Girl!" a 2022 Sundance Film Festival Official selection and presented by The New Yorker, "An Intent to the Spirit" starring Moses Sumney & LaChanze in post-production, and “O-Dogg” featuring Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter from The Roots) and was the Associate Director for ANNIE LIVE! on NBC. Previously, he was a Management Associate for Jennifer Lopez and Benny Medina where his main projects included her Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood "All I Have" and creative managing JLo's "Ain't Your Mama" music video.


Education: Columbia University (BA), Northwestern University (MS).  adrianalea.com

Adrian board bio

Ariel Estrada

Ariel Estrada is Webby Award-winning producer, actor, writer, and advocate for Asian American Pacific Islander performing artists and all performing artists of marginalized identity. As an actor, he has performed on television, film, commercials, digital media, and Off-, and Off-Off-Broadway. As a producer, Ariel is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director for Leviathan Lab, a nonprofit creative studio for Asian American performing artists. As an arts administrator, he is the Associate Director of the Theatre Program at Fordham University; the Marketing & Membership Director for the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists; and sits on the boards of New York Theatre Barn and Latine Musical Theatre Lab. His leadership has been recognized by artEquity, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Theatre Communications Group. As a grant writing consultant, he has won over $310K in grant funding for small NYC nonprofits of color. He is also a Fortune 500-level graphic designer. arielestrada.com | leviathanlab.com | LI: /arielestrada

Ariel bio

Franki De La Vega

Franki is a Theatre Producer, originally from San Antonio, TX, and based in Brooklyn, NY. Franki was also Producer for NT America, where she produced the National Theatre of Great Britain’s work for Broadway and Off-Broadway. NT America credits include Network (Broadway); Angels in America (Tony Award; Best Revival of a Play), People, Places & Things (St. Ann’s Warehouse);The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tony Award; Best New Play); War Horse (US National Tour); Six Degrees of Separation (Broadway), and The Effect (Barrow Street Theatre). Most recently, she was Producer of Theater & Original Programming at Audible, where she developed theatre projects for Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, as well as for audio adaptation. Projects for Audible include Sea Wall/A Life (starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge), Dan Rather's Stories of a Lifetime, the way she spoke (starring Kate del Castillo); Tanya Saracho's FADE; Margaret Trudeau: Certain Woman of an Age, among others. Franki is currently working with the Broadway Women's Alliance on their Bway MOMS initiative, and was previously a recipient for the Gatchell & Neufeld Manager Grant, a member of the Broadway League's inaugural 'Rising Stars' class, and served on CO/LAB Theater Group's Young Professionals' Board. Franki lives in Cobble Hill with her husband, two children, and two wirehaired dachshunds.

Franki bio

Claudia de Vasco

Claudia de Vasco's career as an Arts manager, creative, and industry change-maker has been navigated by her mission to transform communities through arts and culture, and to continue the legacy of storytelling as an integral part of the human experience, for entertainment, advocacy, education, inspiration, and connection. She has spent the last two decades working in the US and abroad.


She is currently the incoming Managing Director at Miller Outdoor Theatre, leading the nonprofit, Miller Outdoor Theatre Advisory Board. She is also a Collaborator with Creative Evolutions, is an ecosystem of human-centered thinkers, innovators, and collaborators operating in the cultural and creative industries, and continues to work as a consultant and creative in the theater industry. She worked as the Executive Artistic Director of The Public Theater of San Antonio, serving as the first Latine leader in the theater’s 100 year history. Prior to this position she launched the Department of Cultural Integrity at BrickHouse as an effort to legitimize and advocate for cultural workers in the Arts. She led Emerging Arts Leader/LA as Managing Director and led the organization through a merging process with Arts for LA, solidifying her work as an arts leader and mentor. Prior to her trajectory in arts management, she worked as a creative in theater, tv, and film, which included over a decade-long career of teaching acting and accents in Hollywood, Theatre, and Academia with clients ranging from celebrities to young artists. Her experience working in politics, community organizing, and marketing has informed her work as a change-maker, leader, and advocate in American theatre. She is a member of activist group The Kilroys, Current Fellow in the DeVos Institute of Arts Management Global Arts Management Fellowship, NAMT Festival of New Musicals Committee Member, AEA, SAG/AFTRA, and a San Antonio Area Foundation Equity Fellow.


In 2022 she was named one of the 100 Influential Texans to Know by American Business Journals. She was a Jerome Foundation Many Voices Fellow in 2006 and the first Latine graduate of the Guthrie Theatre/U of MN training program. In 2022 she was named 100 Influential Texans to know by American Business Journals. Claudia is a proud Tejana, first generation Mexican-American, and mother of two, a lived experience that not only informs the purpose and values in her work, but also reflects the style she brings to arts leadership.

Claudia bio

Taylor Margis-Noguera

With over 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Taylor Margis-Noguera is a seasoned chief operating officer and media entrepreneur who is passionate about bringing culturally-inspired stories to life. Currently, Taylor serves as Chief Operating Officer at 3Pas Studios, a global entertainment company co-founded by award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer Eugenio Derbez and acclaimed film and television producer Ben Odell.

Beyond the role at 3Pas, Taylor is also an author and executive advisor to Encantos Media Studios, a public benefit corporation that creates award-winning bilingual content and products for kids. Additionally, Taylor is part of the producing team for the musical "Billy Strayhorn: Something To Live For," which premiered at the Pittsburgh Public Theater in September 2023.

Taylor's career is marked by a history of launching and growing successful media ventures. This includes co-founding Vaudeville Ventures, where for 10 years, Taylor led strategic initiatives for clients such as Comcast, Univision, MGM, CBS, Sotheby’s, and Endeavor. Taylor has also co-founded or served as an acting chief operating officer for several media start-ups, including Adverator, Brightly, Casual Fans, and Selfie.

Before venturing into media, Taylor worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan and Citigroup. He holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Taylor bio
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