Susana Plotts-Pineda is a Mexican-American theatre-maker, artist, performer, writer, and co-founder of Egg y Pan Magazine. Her work is as dedicated to the careful crafting of dreamscapes as much as it is to exploring historical memory and social reality. She deals with themes of cultural identity, fragmentation, and revolution, delving into both archive and utopian imaginings. For her senior thesis at The Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University, she wrote and directed Tino y Yelma (The Alien Drift), a science-fiction exploration of cultural alienation and homage to singer Chavela Vargas. Her documentary play La Caravana de los Misterios, was staged at Performance Studies International’s 2019 Conference (PSi#25) in Calgary and at Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series. An article about the piece is forthcoming in Global Performance Studies. Her short Belmont or These Kinds of Dreams, developed at EmergeNYC, premiered at the OC Film Fiesta. Susana has worked with Colombian artist’s laboratory Mapa Teatro and dance-theatre company Noche Flamenca as a dramaturg and translator. Currently she is a resident artist at CoLAB Arts.
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