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, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson, and Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez. Now in Portland she has had the opportunity to direct a couple of readings for Milagro Theatre’s, Ingenio Series. 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 is now joining the Bag&Baggage team as the Project Manager for the Problem Play Project, and is excited to help in the development of the first play, adapted by Carlos-Zenen Trujillo.