Marissa Chibas

Performer / Writer / Filmmaker

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Marissa Chibas is a writer, actor, and filmmaker.

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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.

In October 2018 selections from Shelter were presented at ENAT’s, (National Theater School of Mexico) International Theater Festival in Mexico City.  Shelter was directed by Martin Acosta and original cast member Andres Velez performed his role with actors from ENAT in Spanish.

I led workshops on Noir and Archetypes with a terrific group of students.

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

The New Yorker

From The Blog

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

Images of the Zohra festival View pictures
April 30, 2018

Residency in Madrid Spain

Residency in Madrid Spain with video artist Aissa Santiso on our latest project, Arco Iris. We are creating an interdisciplinary performance piece centering on the results of Marissa’s DNA testing….