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Our Team

Ryan Morales Green

(he / him)

Founder

Roberto Di Donato

(he / him / they / them)

Managing Director

Ángela María Ramos

(she / her)

Artistic and Communications Associate

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Gretta Marston-Lair 

(she / they)

Artistic Associate

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Victoria Menendez

(she / her)

Deputy Managing Director

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Dylan Tomas Nieves

(she / her)

Literary Manager / Resident Dramaturg

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Ana Luz Zambrana

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Artistic Associate

Matthew B. Cullen

(he/él)

Artistic Associate

Sofia Ubilla

(She / her)

Development Director

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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

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

 
Ángela María Ramos

Ángela is a daughter of the Colombian Caribbean of Italian descent. She is a multi-disciplinary artist: actor/singer-songwriter/writer and producer. She has performed and debuted her creative writing and music Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway for the Vineyard Theatre, Dixon Place, TADA Youth Theatre, and the Five Angels Theatre. In 2019, she received a scholarship for the 1st Songwriting Intensive Program at the Wharton Center of Michigan State University under Morgan James and Doug Wamble’s mentorship. During her undergraduate studies, Angela performed in several plays and musicals. Selected credits include The Little Foxes, American Coffee, Machinal, Titus Andronicus, Congresswomen, Grease, Next to Normal and Little Shop of Horrors. In the summer of this year, she debuted as an artistic producer at the Russian Arts Theater in Manhattan with the tribute to the writer Maria Irene Fornes where she was also a lead actress and singer. In 2019, she also appeared leading a segment for Teen Vogue on Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's beauty routine.

 

As a writer, she has been commissioned to write and perform her original writing for the National Abortion Campaign in Colombia, the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She is a proud alum and former moderator of the BIPOC Critics Lab of Jose Solis hosted by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Angela has received training in improvisation, devised theatre, voice performance, and musical theatre performance with the Girl Be Heard Sunday Workshop (2018-2019), Abraham Baldwin College, Aaron Copland School of Music, New York Film Academy, and MISI Compania de Produccion Artistica. 

 

Her artistic administration experience includes Broadway and Off-Broadway work as a Production Fellow for The Public Theater, Artistic Operations Fellow at Girl Be Heard, and as a Production Management Intern for Manhattan Theatre Club. In Colombia, she was a Production Management Fellow for Teatro R101, an affiliate of the National Theatre of Colombia. Originally from Colombia, Angela is a former Rotary International GRSP Scholar and USS Passatino Scholar. In 2020, she was awarded the Richard Henry Hommel Award for dedication to the Theatre at Queens College. 


She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science with a concentration in International Politics from Queens College of the City University of New York. Her latest three projects include the podcast, Caesura: Poetry and Stories about the Future of Feminist Peace, in collaboration with the International League of Women for Peace and Freedom, now released on all platforms. The comedy podcast Sex and the Toxicity with Tonina Saputo and Camille Clossum where they review the remake of the Sex and the City series in pop culture. And lastly, the short film, Like a Virgin, co-written and co-produced by her and is set to be released in 2022. This year, she debuted her first musical single Make or Break, and is currently working on her first EP with soul, blues, and alternative rock influences.

Email: Attn: Ángela, info@latinemtlab.org

 
Gretta Marston-Lair 

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

 

Dylan Tomas Nieves 

Dylan, She/Her, is a Genderfluid, Puerto Rican theatre maker located in NYC.  She specializes in new work development and story consulting. Dylan creates intricately designed stories combining traditional foundations with modern sensibilities. She is currently re-imagining the works of Stephen Sondheim for the Latiné community.

Email: literary@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, deviser, and curator born in Bogotá, Colombia, adopted, then raised in Buffalo, NY. With his work, MBC 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. Matthew often gravitates towards developing new works and re-contextualizing existing pieces. For the first year of the pandemic, he is blessed to have studied closely under U.K. directors Robert Icke and Lyndsey Turner. Matthew is a SAFD certified combatant (unarmed, single sword, rapier&dagger, broadsword, quarterstaff) and is training in intimacy direction through Theatrical Intimacy Education. MBC is a junior pursuing a BA in Theatre Arts with minors in Arts Administration and English at SUNY Fredonia. Matthew ultimately believes theatre is a medium to unearth connections and community. Practice grace. Practice disruption. @matthewbcullen matthewbcullen.com

Email: Attn: Matthew, info@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