The Author

AnaSofía Villanueva is a freelance producer, director, writer, and activist as well as the Director of Impact and Engagement at the Playwrights’ Center. She is the former Director of Creative and Civic Partnerships at Artists Repertory Theatre and Artistic Associate at History Theatre. She regularly directed and facilitates EDI discussions for Pillsbury House Theatre’s Breaking Ice Program. She has directed at Public Playhouse, Cornerstone Theatre Troupe, and UMN/Guthrie BFA Program and assistant directed at Mixed Blood Theatre and The Guthrie Theatre. AnaSofía has received a staged readings at Artists Repertory Theatre, Teatro Milagro, and Mixed Blood Theatre. She has authored articles on the power dynamics of theater in the American Theatre MagazineStarTribune, and Minnesota Playlist. For more information about AnaSofía, please visit her website at and to read her publications, please visit