When: Feb. 19 1-4 p.m.
Where: Schwartz Rm. 320
Lisandra María Ramos was born and raised in New York City. She has worked in the arts as an educator (KIPP, NYC public schools), a consultant (UNESCO, Ford Foundation), and a program director (El Puente Leadership Center), and is one of the Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Fulana, a Latina video and satire collective. Lisandra also worked and developed her methodology at practice with Living Stage Theater in Washington, DC, where her voice, both literal and figuratively gained an honest, exquisite realism that has continued to develop through her work as a workshop facilitator, actor, writer and director. She is also an alumna of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture's Leadership Institute.
Ramos has been a youth theatre director producing and writing numerous plays for young audiences in New York and Washington DC. Her play “Mariposa” was produced at Aaron Davis Hall in NYC by the drama department at City University of New York. A generative artist and teacher, Lisandra is constantly creating work, using imagination, physicality, movement, text, images, reflection, and collaboration with high dimensions of critical thinking. Her practice and approach to working with communities is one of creativity and embodied practice. Mixing the methodologies of Augosto Boal, Bob Alexander and Rebecca Rice with indigenous practices of ritual and performance Lisandra creates worlds and experiences where community has a safe place to build, practice and have dialogue. She holds a degree in Africana, Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Theater from Union College and am MA in Popular Theater from New York University’s Gallatin School. She is presently working as the Assistant Director of Administration of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.