Marissa Chibas

Performer / Writer / Filmmaker

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Marissa Chibas is a writer, actor, and filmmaker.

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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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August 17th Screening of the CalArts Center for New Performance/Duende CalArts documentary Finding Shelter at Museum of Social Justice, 4-6 followed by a panel moderated by Marissa Chibas with representatives of KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), and CARECEN LA. Finding Shelter screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, Martin Segal International Film Festival NYC, Sotomayor High School, Nevertheless film Festival.

Screening at the NewFilmakers Film Festival (NFMLA) in collaboration with the Oscars on September 14th at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

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1313 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028 
We can’t wait to meet you there!

Parking (complimentary): Please make sure to enter parking off of Homewood Ave. between Vine and Cahuenga (note: you can only enter Homewood Ave. from Cahuenga)

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.

Screenings for Finding Shelter 2019

March 8th at the Segal Center Film Festival

Finding Shelter opening screening on March 13th at the Sotomayor High School for Science and Art in Los Angeles and the 2019 San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 24th at San Diego Latino Film Festival

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Finding Shelter Trailer

Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts

Talking While Female & Other Dangerous Acts is a brand new Audible Original created by Teatro Luna that features 25 storytellers and their original stories from Latinas across the United States with the overarching themes of RISK & RESILIENCE. Primarily in English with some Spanish sprinkled throughout, each of the six chapters launch with a poem by Gabriela Ortega and every story has an original soundscape creating with original music by Maria Chavez. {Insert sentence about your story, or what telling your story has meant to you } We made this collection to try to give voice to those who feel unseen, and for all of us who need to be reminded to just keep going.

I’m very happy to announce that I have been accepted and become a member of the Alliance of Women Directors.  

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 awards.

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

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September 3, 2019

Official Selection – Official Latino Short Film Festival

February 6, 2019


Finding Shelter shares the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States and how their stories were made in to a play. The documentary focuses on the…

September 5, 2018

September 24th Zohra will screen in NYC

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