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Buy the time…

Everyone always tells you to dream big, but no one ever puts a price tag on it.   This blog is about how we, and when I mean we, I mean I pay for the dream to come true.

Marisa Marquez, is an actor, writer, child wrangler, and whatever it takes to survive as a New Yorker. Originally from Sacramento, California, she received a coveted spot studying acting at the California State Summer School for the Arts. Marisa continued her academic and artistic education after receiving scholarships and grants to attend Fairfield University where she double majored in Theatre and Politics. While studying at Fairfield, she received an additional scholarship to attend the British American Drama Academy in London.

As an emerging Asian-American playwright, Marisa has written four plays in the past four years, including GATED and Sampaguita. Drawing from her own Filipino-American experience, Marisa’s plays are a reflection on the complexities of family dynamics and cross-cultural duality. Sampaguita, a play about loss, laughter and Lupus, workshop production was performed for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Immigration History Week, sponsored by the Consulate General of the Philippines as a benefit for LANtern (Lupus Asian Network) and the Filipino American Human Services Inc. The full production went to the First National Asian American Theatre Festival. In the summer of 2005, AimHigh Productions premiered “The Plunge”, a collection of monologues and scenes about the trials and tribulations of commitment. Commissioned for further development by the company, the collection is now her full-length play, Plunge. In the fall of the same year, she received a Fellowship from DiverseCity Theatre, to develop Good Girl, a play exploring the family dynamics challenged by denial and dark secrets.

As an actor Marisa played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (MoonBeam Productions) and Watkin Tench/Black Caesar in Our Country’s Good directed by Nick Hutchison (Oval Theatre, London). Her performance of The Vagaina Monologues (Filipino Women’s Network) and as Fuegia Basket in Luis Santiero’s Land O’Fire (Jersey City Theatre Center), garnered rave reviews. She has performed in new works for MadAir, AimHigh, The Brick, and TSI.

Marisa is currently working on a new play and her first screenplay and book.

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