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Our Team

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Ryan Morales Green

(he / him)

Founder

Roberto Di Donato

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Managing Director

Sofia Ubilla

(She / her)

Development Director

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Gretta Marston-Lari

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Artistic Associate

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Victoria Menendez

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Deputy Managing Director

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Amanda Levie

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Artistic Associate

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Ana Luz Zambrana

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Artistic Associate

Matthew B. Cullen

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Artistic Associate

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Advisory Board

Maija García, director / choreographer

Eric Ulloa, Broadway actor / playwright

Julio Agustin, director / choreographer / Director of Musical Theatre - Elon University

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

Ryan Morales Green

Ryan is a Boricua-Italian actor and arts advocate 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 also works to champion new forms of musical development that eliminate systems of privilege in the kinds of work that get produced regionally, in New York, and on Broadway. The goal: revolutionize the world of musical theatre. His 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. BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. www.ryanmorales.me

Email: ryan@latinemtlab.org

 
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Staff Bios

Roberto Di Donato MFA, Directing & MAA, Theater and Production Management

Roberto is a Venezuelan-Italian-American artist from the colonized territories originally known as home for the Tawakoni and Wichita nations of Texas. Roberto currently holds the position of Assistant Director of Artistic Inclusion at Cleveland Play House. His translation of the Nobel Prize Laureate, Luigi Pirandello, has been seen in NYC and are projected for a revival. Roberto's MFA Directing thesis is: Everybody and the Anti-Racist Rehearsal Process which attempts to create a creditable anti-racist process for a PWI examining his work on Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' script Everybody. He is working on his debut novel that reflects the complexities of Latin identity in the world of capitalist art making. Roberto is co-Founder and co-Executive Producer for Vibrancy Theater, producing the premiere of Absentia, as well as Associate Artistic Director of Frank Wo/Men Collective, the award-winning Austin-Based performance collective. Frank Wo/Men was named “The Best of Austin” for their work and listed as “Top Arts Related Thing to Do” by the Austin Chronicle. Roberto was an Artist in Residency with Fusebox Festival and Texas Performing Arts 2020. He is the recipient of the Original Works Grant to fund research in Berlin, Germany. Roberto was the recipient of the Master's Level Excellence in Leadership Award at Ohio University. www.robertodidonato.net 

Email: roberto@latinemtlab.org

 

Sofia Ubilla

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: Attn: Sofia, info@latinemtlab.org

 
Gretta Marston-Lari 

Gretta is a Peruvian-American playwright and performer. They recently graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Theater & Dance and are currently a Miranda Family Fellow. Also– she is afraid of needles and hopes to never go a day without eating a potato.

Email: Attn: Gretta, info@latinemtlab.org

 
Victoria Menendez 

Victoria is a Cuban-Irish-American actor, director, and producer currently based out of Athens, OH. Victoria is working on finishing her BFA in Acting from Ohio University, where she has also explored an interest in directing and producing new work. In addition to her studies and independent projects, Victoria currently serves as a producer and Social Media Coordinator at Vibrancy Theater, a student-run collective focused on amplifying the voices of Black, Indigenous, and POC artists at Ohio University and beyond. Post-graduation, Victoria is returning to the East Coast before moving to Chicago, where she hopes to further her career in developing and performing theater within highly-collaborative, inclusive environments. Selected acting credits include: Be Head* by John Hendel, The Motherfucker with the Hat, and En Las Sombras*. Directing/producing credits include: Dry Land, Everybody, and Absentia*.
*World Premiere

Email: Attn: Victoria, info@latinemtlab.org

 

Amanda Levie

Amanda is the founder of No Peeking Theatre, an inclusive, sensory non profit theatre company.  Her educational background is in Theatre Production with a concentration in Lighting Design. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Blacklight Community Theatre. Her other skills include theatrical directing, scentscaping, stage management, and script development.

Email: Attn: Amanda, info@latinemtlab.org

 

Ana Luz Zambrana

Ana Luz Zambrana (Ella/Her) is a Boricua actor, director, and critic. She received her BFA in Acting with a minor in Humanities, training at: Atlantic Theatre Co, BADA at Oxford University, UCF, and Bob Krakower Studios. She is a recipient of the KCACTF SDC Directing Fellowship, and was a part of The Santa Barbara Film Festival Film Studies Symposium. Recently, Ana was a participant of Jose Solís’s BIPOC Critic Lab and is currently a member of the “Did They Like It?” Cohort. Having grown up as the only Puerto Rican girl in the small town of Sisseton, South Dakota - with her media consumption ranging from Rebelde to The Lizzie McGuire Movie - Ana looks to create, enjoy, and propel stories that explore the diasporic experience of a POC in the United States.

She is represented by Authentic Management.

Email: Attn: Ana, info@latinemtlab.org

 

Matthew B. Cullen

Matthew (he/él) is a theatre director, generator, and facilitator born in Bogotá, Colombia, adopted, then raised in Buffalo, NY. He gravitates towards developing new works, where the bulk of his directing credits lay and is blessed to have studied under U.K. directors Robert Icke and Lyndsey Turner. Over the summer, Matthew worked as the Assistant Company Manager and COVID Safety Specialist at Chautauqua Theater Company. He stepped in as Company Manager for the final weeks of the season. With his work, Matthew strives to explore the definition of theatre with a process focused practice. His process is rooted in listening and collaborating and centers around disrupting oppressive, harmful practices to re-build towards a healthy, equitable, community based process. Or in short, process over product. He is a senior pursuing a BA in Theatre Arts with minors in Arts Administration and English at SUNY Fredonia. Oh ya, he has a mustache now too. He's not sure if he'll keep it. @matthewbcullen matthewbcullen.com

Email: Attn: Matthew, info@latinemtlab.org