SABINA ZUNIGA VARELA

Actor/Director/Educator


SABINA ZUNIGA VARELA

TELEVISION

American Crime Season 3 (Teresa)/ABC/Vic Mahoney


THEATRE

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (Medea)/Oregon Shakespeare Festival & Portland Center Stage/Juliette Carillo

You Never Can Tell (Gloria)/Cal Shakes/Lisa Peterson

Native Gardens (Tanya Del Valle)/Cincinnati Playhouse/Blake Robison

***Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (Medea)/The Getty Villa/Jessica Kubzansky


**Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash/CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre/Lisa Peterson

A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past) Dallas Theater Center/Lee Trull

Water By The Spoonful (Yaz) Theatre Works/Leslie Martinson

Oedipus El Rey (Jocasta) Dallas Theater Center/Kevin Moriarty

The Tenth Muse (Tomasita) Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Laurie Woolery


The Heart of Robin Hood (Lady Lebrun) Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Joel Sass


Bruja (Medea) The Magic Theatre/Loretta Greco


El Nogalar (Dunia) Fountain Theater/Laurie Woolery


Forget My Name (Nina/Giselle) Scene Dock/David Bridel


12th Night (Feste/Antonio) Scene Dock/Andrew J. Robinson


Three Sisters (Masha) Scene Dock/Kate Burton


The Merchant Of Venice (Nerissa/Old Gobbo)
Massman Theatre/Charlotte Cornwell


Scapino (Zerbinette) McClintock Theatre/Matt Walker


The Triangle Factory Fire Project (Mrs. Belmont/Mary Alter)
Bing Theatre/Jack Row


Tales from Ovid (Multiple) Scene Dock/Andy Robinson


Electricidad (Electricidad) NHCC/Asae Dean


*Still Life (Frida Kahlo) NHCC/Linda Lopez McCalister


*The Magdalena Cantata (Dolores Magdalena) NHCC/Jose Garcia-Davis


Sueño (Rosaura) Kimo Theatre/Michael D. Blum


Steel Magnolias (Annelle) The Adobe Theatre/Gil Kehati


The House of Bernarda Alba (Martirio)
 The Vortex/Sheila Devitt


FILM


Dulce (Cookie) LunaMar Productions

The Purloined Package (Susan: Lead) UNM Student Production

The Backroad (Rita:Lead) Duke City Shootout

Grains of Paradise (Nena) CNM Student Production

Breached (Conchita) NYU Graduate Thesis


Zen & the Asteroid (Lisa Lao-Tsu) Northern NM Digital Video

Training and Education:


MFA in Acting USC 2011
- Acting: Andrew J. Robinson, Charlotte Cornwell, Mary Joan Negro, Michael Keenan, Luis Alfaro
- Voice/Dialect: Natsuko Ohama
- Movement: David Bridel, Stephanie Shroyer
- Acting for Camera: Andrei Belgrader, Joseph Hacker, Ntare Mwine
-Text Analysis: Jack Rowe, Charlotte Cornwell
-Stage Combat/Weaponry: Edgar Landa
-Clowning & Improvisation: Matt Walker, David Bridel

Workshops
- Robert Woodruff (Greek Tragedy)
- Ann Bogart (Actor Movement & Ensemble Awareness)
- Bread & Puppet (Puppet Making & Full Production)
- Louis Colaianni (Phonetic Pillow & Dialect)
- David Warshofsky (Shakespeare & Text Study)

Bachelor's Degree in University Studies/University of New Mexico: Sum Cum-Laude (Creative Drama and Cultural Communication)

Specialties
Spanish speaker, Mexican/Latin, Southern, Russian and British accents, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, and Tango Dancer,
Yoga, Sword Play, Western Style Riding, Basketball Player, Acoustic Guitar (lefty/steel string), Singer(Alto)/Songwriter, Juggling,
Clowning

***2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Winner for
Lead Performance in Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

** 2015 Ovation Award for Best Production "Chavez Ravine" by Culture Clash
* 2007 New Mexico Hispano Entertainer’s Association: Female Performer of the Year (For Roles in Magdalena Cantata and Still Life)

                      

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