Experience: Feature Film Co-writer HOME SWEET HELL 2015
Freelance writer including comedy FACTS OF LIFE
Wrote, Directed, and Stared in A NEW SITUATION produced at Promenade Playhouse which received critical acclaim and is now a half-hour comedy pilot. The pilot was selected for Latino Scene in April 2015
Wrote VALENTINO/VALENTINA stageplay produced at Macha Theater also received critical acclaim.
Worked in hundreds of film and television shows in various capacities. Please see IMDBpro link above.
Have written twelve full length screenplays in various genre currently interested and writing about Mexican Americans in a positive light.
Wrote and directed three Shakespeare adaptations for my students which motivated students to delve into the study of Shakespeare.
Teaching experience: Six years adjunct professor National University – Humanities
One year Columbia College screenwriting instructor.
Thirty years Los Angeles Unified School District, Drama and English teacher. (Retired)
American Film Institute – screenwriting fellow.
University of California, Berkeley M.A.
St. Mary’s College, Moraga California State Teaching Credential
University of California, Berkeley B.A.
NO MEXICANS - 1851 Western Juanita Segovia is a Mexican Scarlett O’Hara. Born and raised on the family ranch where her father is buried, she must pay the taxes levied on the property by the new government. She is a passionate woman who finds the courage to travel through the dangerous state for the money in the midst of the changing landscape wrought with racist and lawless men in the gold rush.