I am very excited to be working with a team that is constantly pushing themselves in the name of equity. We must continue to challenge the norms and biases in our everyday lives; and actively listen to those around us.
Yasmin Ruvalcaba, graduated from Williams College in 2017. While there she earned her B.A. in Political Science and Latinx Studies, and was also considered an “adopted” theatre major. While at Williams she was active in the theatre community, directing and acting in plays for the student run Cap&Bells. During her time there she realized the lack of diversity and representation within the theatre department and community. As a result, she made the conscious decision of directing plays such as El Nogalar by Tanya Saracho, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson. Now in Portland she has had the opportunity to direct a couple of readings for Milagro Theatre’s, Ingenio Series. Yasmin has also taken on a couple of assistant directing roles and is an active writer in the community as well. One of her monologues currently featured in Theatre Diaspora’s “Here on This Bridge: The -ism Project. She is currently working for Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE), located in Portland; where she focuses on advocating for intersectional women’s equity and representation in the theatre community. Yasmin has joined the Bag&Baggage team as the Project Manager for the Problem Play Project.