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Duende CalArts an initiative of the CalArts Center for New Performance dedicated to developing and producing innovative work emerging from Latino(a) and Latin American communities and sources. Marissa Chibas heads Duende CalArts as party of the CalArts Center for New Performance. More info here –

Established in 2009 by Marissa Chibas, Duende CalArts brings prominent and emerging Latino(a) and Latin American artists from the performance community to develop adventurous projects at CNP. It aims to expand aesthetic boundaries and performance discourse, collaborating with national and international Latino(a) artists and advancing multilingual works.


Una obra sobre travesías (A play about journeys)
Conceived and written by Marissa Chibas
Directed by Martin Acosta

SHELTER is a theater and documentary film project
that shares stories of the massive human crisis of children refugees who pass through the U.S. deportation shelter system. Marissa Chibas leads an interdisciplinary team of artists including choreographer Fernando Belo and Mexico-based director Martin Acosta.

SHELTER at Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Millennium Stage June 21, 2016

The California Report KQED LA Times
Shelter on PBS Shelter was recently awarded an NEA Artworks grant.

Article in American Theater Magazine about Shelter


Email :  mchibas1@mac.com