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Raquel Almazan - Actor/Writer/Director
www.raquelalmazan.com - email@example.com
Born in Madrid, Spain and is also of Costa Rican descent and has lived most of her life in the U.S. Some noted roles include Maricela on Law & Order: SVU, as Rosa Heredia opposite James Spader on The Black List, Rita Campos on White Collar, a Cuban exile opposite Cristina Ricci in PAN AM. Additional roles on Blue Bloods, Michael J. Fox Show. As Lady MacBeth in MacBeth, and Mrs. Papov in Chekov's The Bear. At El Museo del Barrio, she played the lead in Escaping Juarez, Deviant Borders as the male Chamuco, (New World Theatre Mass.) Reading of leading role with Labyrinth Theatre in The Mother f**ker with the Hat directed by Stephen Adly Guirgis. She has performed in over 100 venues, including The Actors Studio, City Center, La Mama, Repertorio Espanol, INTAR, Pregones, Dixon Place and in independent films that screened at Cannes, HBO NYLIFF , Canada International, Honolulu, Mexico, and Philadelphia International Festivals.
Film: Her feature film directorial debut with the mockumentary White Alligator- (International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, International Bled Film Festival Slovenia *Winner Best Actress.) Writer's Lab with National Association of Latin Independent Producers for her feature screenplay Death of the Doll, the short screened at Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza in L.A. and Naked Angels Theatre Reading Series.
She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from University of Florida/New World School of the Arts Conservatory where she developed work as a writer, director, actor and dramaturge. M.F.A. in Playwriting Columbia University. Recipient of the Kate Neal Kinley Playwriting Fellowship 2014. Her original work has participated in New York City- including Off-Broadway, throughout the United States and internationally in Greece, Italy, Colombia, Guatemala and Sweden. She also devotes time as an arts activist and educator.
Raquel Almazan commented on Contact 2014-09-05 22:22:13 -0700Hello I am a NALIP Member, New York City and want to submit a posting
West Coast premiere of my directorial film debut WHITE ALLIGATOR is being screened alongside international Latino Films at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival September 21st. http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/festival-2014/fiction-films-2014/
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Raquel Almazan commented on Submit your work 2016-02-08 16:03:18 -0800https://vimeo.com/69376911
RAQUEL ALMAZAN’S DIRECTORIAL FEATURE FILM DEBUT
The film opens with Juanita Perez deciding between two boxes on a standard actor audition form:
White or Hispanic? Um… both?
Juanita has left San Juan, Puerto Rico for New York City as part of a reality show that will document her quest for an acting career. With Carlos, her trusty cameraman, by her side, Juanita tackles the ups and downs of the New York acting scene. Juanita quickly encounters difficulty as a white Puerto Rican actor. The more she auditions, the more she discovers that people cannot reconcile her background with the color of her skin.
As the industry and society try to place Juanita in the appropriate box, she begins to lose her grip, struggling in vain to choose between two clashing worlds.