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diana yanez
Creator / Writer / Performer

 

MARIA RUSSELL
Writer / Performer

 

SANDRA VALLS
Writer / Performer

 

LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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GEOFFREY RIVAS
Director / Producer

 

MATTHEW QUINN

Producer

GEOFFREY RIVAS

(Director, Producer) a native Californian, graduated from UCLA with a Master of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration on acting. He has received numerous nominations for his stage work and is a founding member of The Latino Theater Company. The company, under the Artistic Direction of Jose Luis Valenzuela, has been producing award winning Latino theater nationally for 30 years. Film credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Dragonfly, Luminarias, La Bamba, Born In East L.A., Pow Wow Highway, Bound By Honor, Above Suspicion, and Foto Novelas for PBS, for which he won an ALMA award in 1998. A highlight of Geoff’s prolific career on television was 9 years as Detective Vega on the original series, “CSI” (CBS). His directorial debut, Jozanne Marie’s solo show, Beautiful - for which Jozanne won a NAACP award for best actress - drew much praise and favorable reviews as did his latest show, Home starring Nancy MA. Latina Christmas Special was further developed under his direction and is widely considered to be the longest running and most successful show ever presented by the Latino Theater Company.