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ARMANDO MOLINA

709 Holland Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90042

tel: (323) 270-6325

email: amolina.co@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Regional Theater:

The Long Road Today

(Jose Cruz Gonzalez)                                    South Coast Repertory           Costa Mesa, CA 2014

Distracted

(Lisa Loomer)                                                  TheaterWorks                          Palo Alto, CA 2009

Visitors Guide to Arivaca

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                           Teatro Vision                 San Jose, CA   2007

Hippie Mexicana

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         Borderlands Theater               Tucson, AZ     2007

Visitors Guide to Arivaca

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         Denver Center for the Performing Arts

New Play Summit                                                                                             Denver, CO       2007

Anna In The Tropics

(Nilo Cruz)                                              PCPA Theaterfest                   Sta Maria, CA 2006

Conjunto

(Oliver Mayer)                                       Borderlands Theater               Tucson, AZ     2006

Living Out

(Lisa Loomer)                                           TheatreWorks                          Palo Alto, CA 2004

Living Out

(Lisa Loomer)                                         Mixed Blood Theatre               Minn., MN      2004

Latins Anonymous

(Latins Anonymous)                                Southwest Theater Company  Santa Fe, NM  1995

Los Angeles Theater (partial list):

L.A. Views-Playlist

(CoA Playwrights)                                          Company of Angels Theater                           2013

Refugee Nation

(Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng)                  Los Angeles Theater Center                           2012

Bordering on Love

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         Company of Angels Theater                           2011

The Death of the Last Black Man

in the Whole Entire World

(Suzan-Lori Parks)                                          California Institute of the Arts                       2011

Chasing Monsters

(Gabriel Rivas Gomez)                                   Company of Angels Theater                           2010

Visitors Guide to Arivaca

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         Company of Angels Theater                           2009

The Ghost Building

(Damon Chua)                                                Company of Angels Theater                           2009

Los Peregrinos Del Este

(Xavi Moreno)                                                Company of Angels Theater                           2008

Sissy

(Ricardo Bracho)                                            Company of Angels Theater                           2008

La Gran Posada Del Pueblo

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         Company of Angels Theater                           2007

365 Days/Plays

(Susan-Lori Parks)                                        Company of Angels Theater                           2007

Rocio

(Oliver Mayer)                                                King King Cabaret                                          2006

The Waiting Room

(Lisa Loomer)                                                 Company of Angels Theater                           2005

The Fun

(S. Vasanti Saxena)                                        The Complex in the Ruby Theatre                  2005

Esther and the Exodus

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         Cornerstone Theater Company                       2002

Case of the Strange Step Brother

(Evangeline Ordaz)                                         California Youth Theater                                2002

Freak from Saint Plays

(Eric Ehn)                                                        Cornerstone Theater Company                       2001

Confessions of a Cha Cha Feminist

(Maria Elena Fernandez)                               Highways Performance Space                        2001

Maria’s Dilemma

(Bus Riders Ensemble)                                   Cornerstone Theater Company                       1999

Magic Tricks

(Rickerby Hinds)                                            Cornerstone Theater Company                       1998

Romeo and Juliet

(William Shakespeare)                                    Cornerstone Theater Company and East LA Classic Theater Co.                                                                                                                   1997

Ramona Roses

(Janet Borrus)                                                  Theater of Note                                               1996

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Hamlet (Assistant to Daniel Sullivan)

(Shakespeare)                                              South Coast Repertory Theater                      2007

Living Out (Assistant to Jo Bonney)

(Lisa Loomer)                                                 Second Stage              New York City, NY   2004

Expecting Isabel (Assistant to Douglas Wager)

(Lisa Loomer)                                                 Mark Taper Forum      Los Angeles, CA        2000

THEATER LEADERSHIP and DEVELOPMENT

Artistic Director                    Company of Angels Theater, Los Angeles              2005 – Present

Ensemble Member                Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles         1994 – 2003

Co-Founder/writer/actor        The Platform, Political Cabaret. Los Angeles           1989 – 1992

Co-Founder/writer/actor        Latins Anonymous, Latino Comedy Collective

w/ Diane Rodriguez, Cris Franco, and Luisa Leschin                                                1987 – 1996

Co-Founder/writer/performer Legal Action, Resident Comedy Group

Westbank Theater, New York City                             1983 – 1985

Co-Founder/writer/performer Frontline Improvisation – Resident Comedy Group

Manhattan Punchline Comedy Club, New York City, 1982 – 1983

ACTING EXPERIENCE

25 years of acting experience in theater, film and television, credits available upon request.

PUBLICATIONS

The Plays of Latins Anonymous – Arte Publico Press, October 1996.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/Theater Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors
  • Santa Barbara Independent Award for Best Direction for “Anna In The Tropics” at PCPA
  • Theater L.A. Ovation Award Nomination (shared for writing) for Best World Premier Play for “Crossings, Journeys of Catholic Immigrants”
  • Theater L.A. Ovation Award for Best Ensemble Performance for “Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella” Actors Gang and Cornerstone Theaters
  • Dramalogue Award for Best Ensemble for “Latins Anonymous” at Los Angeles Theater Center
  • City of San Diego Citation for Theater that Enriches Lives of Residents “Latins Anonymous” at San Diego Repertory Theater
  • Award of Merit for Contributions to Latino Theater from Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Writers Guild of America

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

City University of New York, York College, Speech and Theater

Herbert Bergoff Studios, New York City, Technique, Scene Study, and Improvisation

Scott Kelman, Pipeline Theater, Los Angeles, Performance Technique

 

 

 

 

 

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