MARISSA CHIBAS is a theater and filmaker. Her silent film with live performance component, Clara’s Los Angeles, received a workshop at Highway’s Performance Space and premiered at REDCAT’s NOW Festival in the Fall of 2011. The film was written, directed, and performed by Ms. Chibas and screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival in March of 2013. As a director Marissa is currently editing her latest film, Clandestino that focuses on the book banning in the Tucson Public School system. Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary directed by Mira Kingsley and produced by the CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) has been presented at the REDCAT Theater in LA, The Daryl Roth in NYC for INTAR, Miami’s Lehman Theater, Teatro Experimental as part of the International book festival in Guadalajara Mexico, and the Edinburgh Fringe festival of 2011. She co-adapted the award winning CNP/Poor Dog Group Production of Brewsie and Willie that was presented at the 2011 RADAR Festival and played Edgar in CNP’s inaugural production of King Lear at the Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles, and at the Frictions Festival of Dijon France. Marissa played Marguerite in the Boston Court production of Camino Real in 2010. Her American premiere’s include; The Keening, a one woman play by Columbian playwright Umberto Dorado at the American Repertory Theater in Boston, The Predator’s Ball directed and choreographed by Carol Armitage at Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Two sisters and a Piano at the McCarter theater directed by Brian Kulick. On Broadway Marissa played opposite Sam Waterston in Abe Lincoln in Illinois directed by Gerry Gutierrez, and portrayed the role of Nora in Brighton Beach Memoirs directed by Gene Saks.
Name: Marissa Chibas
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, Director and Screenwriter