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.


Coming soon...
Mythic Imagination and the Actor will be released summer 2021 by Routledge press.
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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

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

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

The New Yorker