Marissa Chibas

Performer / Writer / Filmmaker

Meet Marissa

Marissa Chibas is a writer, actor, and filmmaker.

I am a Los Angeles based writer, performer, and filmmaker.  I am the daughter of a Cuban revolutionary and runner up Miss Cuba 1959. Being brought in to the world by these two larger than life personalities has colored every aspect of my life. I made a solo show of that experience, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, which toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. I am a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary artist. I create stories that unearth lost histories and give voice to those silenced or forgotten.

TEATROAMIL.TV will be streaming my solo show

with Spanish subtitles from August 6th – September 6th, 2020.

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Her spot-on accents and eye for subtle gestures breathe life into her characters…At times, the effect is uproarious.

Agustin GurzaThe Los Angeles Times

a skilled performer

Chris JonesThe Chicago Tribune

Chibas has a dancer's physicality that keeps her compulsively watchable. Great stuff, perfectly played.

David LefkowitzNew York Theater Review

As a performer, Chibas is as clean and precise as her writing.

Sophie VitelloChicago Theater Review

The public went wild…in Marissa flows the blood, the hope of another type of Cuban revolutionary, one that rings in a Cuba without dictators.

Mercedes SolerEl Nuevo Herald

Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary Interview on Hoy Chicago with Gisela Orozco

Finding Shelter  Interview NFMLA – Stage 5 with Danny De Lillo

Finding Shelter screens at the NewFilmmakers Film festival

Co hosted with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

September 14th 2019 at 6pm at the Mary Pickford theater in Hollywood.

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Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary will be presented September 8th-10th in Atlanta at Kennesaw State University and October 8th – 13th at the Goodman Theater as part of Chicago’s Destinos Festival 2019.

It really feels like Chibás becomes her family, and the transitions are masterfully done...


Chibas’ real coup is in her portraiture...the characters in Shelter’s sharply sketched collage…are notable for the disarming, everyday sameness of their aspirations to those of any American adolescent living in Sherman Oaks or Highland Park.

LA Weekly

Finding Shelter Trailer

From The Blog

June 2, 2020

Chicago Latino – Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary!

CLATA, in partnership with the Goodman Theatre, presented Marissa Chibas' production of Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary in Destinos: 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival in 2019. This amazing work...
May 20, 2020


Friends, Our CNP/Duende film, Finding Shelter, winner of best short documentary at the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2019, is streaming through May 28th as part of this “best of”…

December 5, 2019

Zohra screened in NYC and Coachella

In September and October 2018 my short film Zohra screened in NYC and Coachella at the Official Latino Film Festival where we were nominated for best comedy and best actress…

... impassioned and physically unstinting acting. We succumb to her magnetic force

The New Yorker