SAG-AFTRA    ~    Bilingual, Talented, Determined ACTRESS in New York City              

EDNA LEE FIGUEROA

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I'm in Colombia right now because I'll be proudly performing in among many talented artists from different parts of the world as part of "2017 Women on Stage for Peace Festival" organized by Corporación Colombiana De Teatro. I'll be stepping up on various stages with Tabula Rasa learning and embracing my sisters in art during August 11-21, 2017 in Bogotá.


Thanks to Diego Vallejo for the interview in the newspaper La Prensa Riobamba of Ecuador talking about my experiences in the film MEDARDO. Sunday Edition, July 31, 2017


Thanks for such great conversation in an interview on "Diálogo abierto" with Javier E. Gómez on BronxNetTV talking about my thing: acting, production and artistic collaborations. (Interview in Spanish and it begins in 17:27. Link on the "Links" sub-tab under "News").

I'm proud and honored for the invitation to be sharing the night of June 14th, 2017 with friends and colleagues. TIO LOUIE & HOLA presented Prime Latino Media Salón, New York’s monthly series for independent Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians. Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at The Green Room in New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.) Alexander Dinelaris, Edmi De Jesús, yours truly Edna Lee Figueroa, Sandor Juan, Marco Antonio Rodríguez, Jeannie Sol.


MEDARDO, the film, will was shown once more in all Ecuador on Ecuavisa Saturday June 10, 2017.


MÁSCARAS AFUERA won Best Playwright for Joselo Arroyo, adaptation by Edna Lee Figueroa. FUERZAfest, May 21 2017.


MÁSCARAS AFUERA by Joselo Arroyo produced by yours truly was a success. Two full house performances! Directed by Gerardo Gudiño, as part of the FuerzaFestNY2017 presented by the Hispanic Federation. With Edmi De Jesús as my stage partner. May 19 and 20, 2017. Performed in Spanish with English translation. 


BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK by Ed Cardona, Jr., directed by Ana Margineanu A Five Boroughs/One City Commission, produced by Working Theater. Featuring: John Concado, Edna Lee Figueroa, Clinton Lowe, José Antonio Melián, Arisael Rivera, Michelle Sui. April 13-May 13, 2017 in Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, Brooklyn; Urban Stages, Manhattan; Local Union No. 3 IBEW, Queens; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island; CASA New Settlement Apartments, Bronx. Visit the LINKS tab for tickets and information. 


LA TERAPIA by Txemi Parra. Directed by Gerardo Gudiño finish its run of 15 performances at Teatro SEA as part of Micro Theater NY. With Edna Lee Figueroa, Jerry Soto, Edmi de Jesús. Produced by Edna Lee Figueroa. 


Just finished 44 performances in 4 days of INSIDE. A concept by Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard. Written by Troy Deutsch, Peca Stefan, Zhu Yi. Directed by Tamilla Woodard, Ana Margineanu, France Damian. At Cathedral Saint John The Divine. Site-specific theater piece produced by PopUp Theatrics.


Leading role in "Arrested" by Karin Diann Williams and directed by Storm Garner as part of White Rabbit Sexcapades, White Rabbit Productions. February 11th and 14th, 2017 at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in Manhattan, NYC.


I produced and performed in the comedy "La terapia" by Txemi Parra as part of the second season of Teatro SEA's Microtheater New York. February 6th, March 6th and, April 3rd, 2017. Microtheater is a theatrical format representing various micro plays (15 – 20 minutes) which are performed for a maximum of 15 audience members in small, alternative spaces. Each play was performed five times each evening. 


Season 7th of LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA started on January 28, 2017 at Repertorio Español.


Done filming short film in December 2016: "Desesperación" written and directed by Lin Que Ayoung. Awesome.


I was invited to participate at a panel of the 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons New York City Convening at Repertorio Español. It will take place at nine Latina/o and allied theatres across the city from December 1-4, including The Public Theater, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Círculo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and the Lark. TO SEE VIDEO, click on the "News" sub-tab "Links".


Season 6th of LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA ended on December 9, 2016 at Repertorio Español.​


Season 18th of LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA by Federico García Lorca ended and it will continue with season 19th in February 16, 2017 at Repertorio Español.


MY FAVORITE SIN with Rafael Mejía, Ricardo Laboy, Dalia Davi and me. October 14-23, 2016 at Julia De Burgos Performance and Arts Center. NYC


SANTA BÁRBARA IS A FEMME FATALE by Camila Monclova & Mariana Monclova is back and on TOUR. Stay tuned for details. Coming to a theater near you.


BROKEN CITY: WALL STREET had a wonderful run of SOLD OUT performances. Conceived by PopUP Theatrics partnered with Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard with collaborator Peca Stefan and in collaboration with the UK's Signdance Collective International. July 21-August 1, 2016. 


I recently went to Puerto Rico in June 20-27, 2016 to give the commencement speech at the Humacao Community College graduation in my hometown Humacao and was given a proclamation from the municipal legislature in recognition of my career as an actress. Also visited two radio shows in which we talked about my past and upcoming projects.


MEDARDO by Julio Ortega, directed by Nitsy Grau, Anjos Productions and Kayros Entertainment (Ecuador-Holland production) will be broadcast on national television of Ecuador on Ecuavisa, June 11, 2016 at 10pm.


MEDARDO by Julio Ortega is one of the 2016 Golden Palm Award Winners in the Narrative Feature Competition Category at the Mexico International Film Festival.


AMORCITO DE MALA MUERTE by Carlos Alberto Valencia, directed by Estefanía Fadul as part of Hispanic's Federation FUERZAfest on May 19 & 21, 2016 was a success. I shared the stage with María Peyramaure, Juan Carlos Díaz and Carlos A Valencia. www.fuerzafest.com


SANTA BÁRBARA IS A FEMME FATALE by Camila Monclova & Mariana Monclova which I co-produced, co-directed and co-lead with Edmi De Jesús as part of the 1st Comedy Festival TEBA was da' bomb. April 13 & 17 & 22, 2016 at the Broadway Blackbox Theater. 


I've been recognized by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York (ACE) for my performance in the film MEDARDO with a Special Distinction Award.  The ceremony of the 2016 ACE Awards was held on March 29, 2016.


I've been awarded by the Independent Theatre Artists with a Best Supporting Actress Award 2016 for my performance in the play "Los titingós de Juan Bobo" and nominated for the monologue "Láyel". The ceremony was held on Sunday, March 27, 2016; World Theatre Day in NYC.


I was the subject of an article from my Alma Mater's, University of Puerto Rico, online newspaper "Diálogo UPR". In Spanish. To read it click on "LINKS" under "News", March 26, 2016.


MEDARDO had a Q&A screening at the General Consulate of Ecuador in New York with part of the cast. February 13, 2106.


MEDARDO on the big screen in New York... Q&A screening was a success! Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Queens Theatre.


I had a Co Star role on Episode 4, Flares, of MAD DOGS that premiered on Amazon on January 22, 2016.


Season 17th of LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA by Federico García Lorca started in February 2016 at Repertorio Español.


Season 5th of LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA started in January 2016 at Repertorio Español.


HUTTO by Rose-Marry Harrington. Reading directed by Mino Lora. Produced by UPTheater Company. Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 5pm. At The Tabernacle Theater. 551 Ft. Washington Ave (185th Street), NYC.


​LOS TITINGÓS DE JUAN BOBO by Carlos Ferrari at Teatro Círculo was a success in December 4-20 of 2015, produced by Teatro Círculo.  NY.


MEDARDO was nominated as Best Foreign Feature in the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, November 2015. 


In the last week of September and the second week of October, 2015 I was in Puerto Rico shooting a scene of MAD DOGS created by Cris Cole, Season 1 Episode 4, directed by Uta Briesewitz / Ted Griffin / Clark Johnson.

I went to Puerto Rico to shoot an episode of MAD DOGS Season 1, July 2015, directed by Clark Johnson.


JULIAN AND ROMERO by Alex Pérez was on stage the Fringe NYC Festival. Performance dates: August 22, 25, 27, 28 & 29, 2015. We had a larger than life experience. ¡GRACIAS!​​​


I went to Guayaquil for the premiere of MEDARDO in Ecuador, June 2015. 


Succesful New York premiere of MEDARDO in May 13, 2015 at the Anthology Film Archives Theater.

LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA by Federico García Lorca had full house performances in Cuenca, Ecuador at the 9th Performing Arts International Festival Escenarios del mundo (Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas Escenarios del mundo).

 
MEDARDO opened the International Film Festival of Guayaquil on September 5th, 2015. The festival ran until September 12th where it was awarded with the Golden Iguana in the category of Best Guayaquilean Film. (Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil).


​Nomination for a Performer's Choice Awards - Solo Performance, 2015 HOLA Awards for LÁYEL by Joselo Arroyo, monologue I performed in Teatro Círculo's Callback Series 2015 (March-April 2015) and in Monologando Ando (October 2014).​​

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LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA - 2015 ACE Award Best Production, Comedy. 2014 HOLA Award for Excellence in Theater, Gilberto Zaldívar HOLA Award for Outstanding Production.


World premiere of LÁYEL by Joselo Arroyo as part of the IV Monologando Ando Monologues Festival, October 9,  2014 at Roy Arias Theater, NY.  Performed in Spanish.


​​Performed in "BROKEN CITY: L.E.S. Created by Ana Margineanu (Director), Tamilla Woodard (Director) and Peca Stefan (Playwright). July 16-19, 2014. Site Specific Show.


Great stage reading of Carmen Rivera's JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of Latin America's greatest poets.  At el Museo del Barrio​, NY.  Directed by Cándido Tirado. June 3, 2014.


I was awarded by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York, ACE Awards 2014, Actress Revelation of the Year, for the role of "The Bartender" in the play CARMEN LOISAIDA, produced by Teatro Círculo.  Directed by Beatriz Córdoba. April 12, 2014.


I finished filming MEDARDO in Guayaquil, Ecuador in February-March 2014 co-leading with Julio Ortega, Lupita Ferrer and Fátima Mayorga.  Directed by Nitsy Grau.  Produced by Kayros Entertainment and  Anjos Productions.


LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA by Federico García Lorca premiered on February 8, 2014 at Repertorio Español. Directed by Andrés Zambrano.


EL TRAJE DE NOVIA by Joselo Arroyo, directed by Mario Colón won second place in the Metife Nuestras Voces National Writing Competition 2013 at Repertorio Español, November 2013.​​

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Five Boroughs One City, works in progress. AEA readings produced by Working Theater: BAMBOO IN BROOKLYN by Ed Cardona, Jr., directed by Ana Margineanu (May 7 and 9 in Manhattan; April 9-10, 2015 in Brooklyn) and THE BLOCK by Dan Hoyle, directed by Maureen Towey (April 24-25, 2015 in the Bronx).


FORTY-THREE written and directed by Mariana Carreño King and "The Grand Finale" directed by Mario Colón at Teatro Círculo on January 24th, 2015 as part of BOUNDLESS EXPOSED produced by Boundless Theatre Company was a success! Cast: Edna Lee Figueroa, Beatriz Córdoba, Reza Salazar, Daniel Irizarry.


2014 HOLA Awards for Excellence in Theater on the Special Recognition category by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) recognizing my performance of "The Bartender" in CARMEN LOISAIDA by Eva Cristina Vásquez produced by Teatro Círculo.  October 13, 2014 at Battery Gardens in Battery Park, NY.​​​

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