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.

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.

Learn More

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

Learn about the San Diego Film Festival

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

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…

December 4, 2019

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…

September 3, 2019

Official Selection – Official Latino Short Film Festival

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

The New Yorker