Marisol Soledad: Director
Marisol Soledad is a performer, director, mover, mime, clown, mask player, teaching artist, and creator of original works of theater. She is a graduate of Princeton University, and of Giovanni Fusetti's Helikos: Scuola Internazionale di Creazione Teatrale in Florence, Italy where her studies were based on the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq. Marisol's red nose clown solo show, Here at Home, premiered in the storefront art gallery of a tattoo parlor in Philadelphia during the 2015 Fringe Arts Festival, and has since played in the New York International Clown Theater Festival, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Women's Solo Theater Festival, and at Phillips Academy Andover. Recent credits include The People (American Bard Theater Company), Babel (Convergences Theatre Collective) and The Last Coin (Spellbound Theatre). Marisol is a teaching artist with the New Victory Theater, Tectonic Theater Project, Professional Performing Arts High School, TADA! Youth Theater, At The Well Young Women's Leadership Academy, LeAp NYC, Phillips Academy Andover, Seeds of Peace Summer Camp Educators Program, and Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska. Her arts-based group facilitation work has brought Marisol to Jordan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israel, Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine, and Whidbey Island, WA. Marisol is also a proud volunteer performer and teacher for Clowns Without Borders, with whom she has facilitated two play-based projects with unaccompanied Central American minors being detained in San Antonio, TX.
Maya Carter: Performer and co-creator
Maya is an actor, poet, and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her poetry centers her identity and lived experiences as a black queer woman of faith, seeking to understand those intersections, and bring healing and freedom to herself and others. As an actor, she is committed to exploring work that is diverse + intersectional, and illuminates/dismantle oppressive power structures, while giving voice/ a platform to the stories of marginalized identities and communities. Credits include: Grounded (The Pilot)*, for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Lady in Purple), The Summer I Disappeared (Tess), As You Like It (Rosalind), and The Freedman’s Lit! (Elizabeth Hunter). She finds joy in breath, the sun, Chance the Rapper, and truffle fries. To connect further, follow her on Instagram: @maya_n_carter. Peace!
Rachel jarvis:performer and co-creator
Rachel is a West Indian-American dancer, actress, and student. She is currently a sophomore at Fordham University pursuing an accelerated BA/MA in English. She has trained at The Performing Arts School at Bergen PAC, the Joffrey Ballet School, and The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. Recent Off-Off-Broadway credits include Camino Real and Twelve Angry Women. She would like to thank Mother, Rebekah, and Rena for their loving support. Psalm 16:8. @rachmjarv ∙ about.me/racheljarvis
juliana suaide: performer and co-creator
Juliana Suaide is a Brazilian actress, dancer and singer based in NYC. She moved to the big apple after an extensive life of dance in São Paulo, where she got her degree in Classical Ballet by the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2012, Juliana graduated from New York's Lee Strasberg. Ever since, her theatrical credits have included the Off-Broadway run of Babel, the lead role of "Deidre" in Painted Woman (a Rock Musical), New Stage Theatre Company's 'Garden of Delights' (IT Awards nominee) , 'Day of The Feast' and 'History of Toys' (The Toy Museum of NY Company member). She’s been also seen at the Featured Film CACAYA and the short Film THE QUEUE, both by the Brazilian director Peter Azen. Juliana just got a nomination for best actress for The International Press Awards 2017. She believes in creating intelligent, and inspiring work for both theatre and film. Please visit julianasuaide.net .
miaojuan chen: performer and co-creator
Miaojuan Chen hails from the south of China. She came to NYC in 2014 and is currently graduating from the MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School. Her favorite NYC credits include Mrs. Jiang in Planet Heart (Ford Studio at Signature Theatre), Hye-Ree in Comfort Woman (The Secret Theatre), Rose in The Woolgatherer (ASDS) and Joan in Joan the Japanese Girl (an original devising piece to be performed at UNIFIX NYC Festival 2017). She has many passions, such as physical theater, classical music, drum music, Shakespeare, traveling, to name a few. It is a great pleasure for her to be involved in this amazing project and collaborate with so many talented young artists.
ana cantoran viramontes: performer and co-creator
Ana Cantorán Viramontes is a Mexican Interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn. Her work has traveled internationally in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa. She is so thrilled to be able to work with the amazing creative cast of The Seven Ravens Project!
brianNa mireya espinal: performer and co-creator
Kaitlin Kaufman: contributing deviser
Kaitlin Kaufman is a graduate of Hèlikos Scuola Internazionale di Creazione Teatrale. She works as a hospital clown with Healthy Humor as one of their founding Red Nose Docs. In December 2015, she had the incredible, life-altering opportunity to volunteer with Clowns Without Borders in Southeast Turkey, performing for displaced families in Syrian refugee camps and Kurdish community centers. Thanks to Marisol for inviting her into this amazing project! It has been a huge inspiration to devise alongside such smart and passionate artists.