The Author

AnaSofía Villanueva (she/her) is a producer, director, writer, and activist. AnaSofía is the Director of Creative & Civic Partnerships with Artists Repertory Theatre and a Creative Producer with the Alliance of Latinx Minnesota Artists. She is the former Artistic Associate at History Theatre. She produces and hosts the podcast, “The Collective Perspective: Reclaiming and Reshaping Theater.” AnaSofía regularly directs performances and facilitates discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion for Pillsbury House Theatre’s Breaking Ice Program. She has directed at Public Playhouse, Cornerstone Theatre Troupe, UMN/Guthrie BFA program, and assistant directed at Mixed Blood Theatre and Guthrie Theater. AnaSofía’s play, Sabor, was developed with Artists Repertory Theatre and featured in Teatro Milagro’s Ingenio 2020 New Latinx Play Festival. She has had a reading of her play, TENGO VOZ, at Mixed Blood Theatre. While in residency at the University of Idaho, three of her plays were produced: Amor del AlmaPOLLUX, and EXOTIC. Among other publications, AnaSofía is the author of “The Power Dynamics Series: From a Mixed-Race Latina’s Perspective” for MinnesotaPlaylist where she defines, analyzes, and questions differing aspects of how power is divided and reflected within the theater arts industry. For a more comprehensive bio, please visit her website at