Marissa Chibás is a Los Angeles-based writer, filmmaker, actor, and recipient of the TCG Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement.

Her book, Mythic Imagination and the Actor will be released in July 2021, published by Routledge Press.

Her work as an actor has been seen on Broadway and on major stages throughout the world and her solo show, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, has toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico and was published by Routledge Press.

Her short film, Finding Shelter, won best documentary short at the San Diego Latino Film Festival in 2019 and she received a filmmaker of the month award (September 2019) from NewFilmmakers LA. Her silent film/performance piece, Clara’s Los Angeles, was presented at REDCAT’s NOW festival.

Other shorts include; Zohra which was nominated for best actress and best comedy awards at Official Latino Film Festival and streamed on BronxNet, Nostalgia, in collaboration with Cuba based artist Aissa Santiso and presented at Fabrica de Arte in Havana, and Clandestino, featured on the LibroTraficante radio show.

Her films have screened at; Nevertheless Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, The Segal Center in NYC, Echo Park Film Center, NewFilmakers LA co-hosted with the Oscars among others. She recently completed A Cuban Documemory, a feature length film based on her reflections of her travels to Cuba since 1993, and her life as the daughter of a Cuban revolutionary and runner up Miss Cuba.

She is on the Theater School faculty at California Institute of the Arts where she is Director of Duende CalArts, an initiative of the CalArts Center for New Performance that produces innovative Latinx and Latin American artists.

For Duende she conceived and wrote Shelter, which premiered in April 2016 at Lincoln Park, was presented at the Kennedy Center and is published by NoPassport Press. For more information, visit

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