ARLENE MARTÍNEZ VÁZQUEZ

amvazquez79@googlemail.com

 

EDUCATION

  • Middlesex University, London
2:1 Masters Degree in Theatre Directing
  • GITIS, Moscow
Course in Meyerhold and Biomechanics
  • ISTI,Denpasar,Bali                                                                                                                           Course on Balinese performance and culture.

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Bachelors Degree in Humanities
Majors in Drama, Hispanic Studies and Foreign Languages

SELECTED DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

  • September 2016

          Last Stop on Market Street                                            Author: Matt de la Peña                                          Adapted by: Annie DiMartino                                         Translated by: Arlene Martínez-Vázquez                        Presented at schools, libraries and community centers across Washington State. Directed for                    Book-It Repertory Theatre.                                       

  • March 2016

          Hold Me Well (Staged Reading)                                     Author: Eva Suter                                                   Presented at Seattle Repertory Theatre, through Northwest Playwrights' Alliance.

  • August 2015
          The Passion as Told by Antígona Pérez                        Author: Luis Rafael Sánchez
          Presented at 12 Ave Arts.
  • March 2015
          YWE SPEAK: Our Leadership. Our Legacy. 
          Collectively created with the participants of Y-WE SPEAK. Co-directed with Fran Kao. Presented           at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
  • August 2013
          Trouble in Mind                                                               Author: Alice Childress
          Assisted Valerie Curtis-Newton. Presented at Intiman Theatre. 
  • March 2013
           In The Pipes                                                                   Authors: Carolynne Wilcox & Kirsten McCory
           Work in progress presented at Freehold's Incubator Series.
  • December 2012
          Cinderella (Musical)                                                       Author: Robert Porter & Jack Perry
          Directed with Stone Soup Theatre's Youth Conservatory.
  • March 2012
          Willy Wonka, Jr.  (Musical)                                             Author: Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley             Directed and choreographed with Middle School students at St. Matthew School as their                           Spring Musical.
  • December 2011
A Child's Christmas in Wales                                         Adapted from the poem by Dylan Thomas
Presented at Stone Soup Theatre.
  • July 2011
          The Land of Corn and Power (staged reading)               Author: Joann Farias
Presented as part of Hansberry Project's Multicultural Playwrights Festival at A Contemporary         Theatre, Seattle.
  • March 2011
          The Wizard of Oz (Musical)                                              Adapted by: Frank Gabrielson
Directed and choreographed with Middle School students at St. Matthew School as their                 Spring Musical.
  • Feburary/March 2011
Passport (staged reading)                                               Author: Gustavo Ott
Presented bilingually (Spanish/English) at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), Burien Little Theatre (BLT), Shorecrest Highschool and University of Washington, Bothell Campus.
  • March 2010                                                                      
          You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Musical)                   Author: Clark Gesner
          Directed with eighth grade students as the Spring Musical. St. Matthew School, Seattle.

  • May 2009
The Bacchae                                                                           Author: Euripides
Puppets and actors collide in a battle of faith. Presented at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, in Kentish Town

  •  October 2008
Lifelines                                                                                   Author: Amy Rosenthal
Presented at the White Bear Theatre with graduates of  East 15 MA Acting programme as their showcase.

  • September 2008
Barceloneta, At Night                                                              Author: Javierantonio González
Presented as part of the second edition of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival at the Union Theatre, Southwark.

  • August 2008
Turner Plays                                                                            Produced by Red on Black Productions
Five new plays, each inspired by a different Turner painting. Presented at the Etcetera Theatre, as part of the Camden Fringe Festival.

  • October 2007
Barceloneta, at night                                                                Author: Javierantonio González
Staged Reading, presented at St. Andrews Crypt, Holborn Circus, as part of the CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

  • September 2006
Salomé                                                                                       Author: Charles Mee
Presented at the Canal Café Theatre, Little Venice as part of the show: Who Stole Mee?

  • August 2005
En cuerpo de camisa                                                                  Author: Luis Rafael Sánchez
Presented at the Coribantes Theatre, Santurce

  •  March 2004
Esos rizos que tiene la sangre (Monologue)                               Author: Marissa Belvis
Del alma
(Monologue)                                                             Author: Caridad del Valle
Both monologues were presented as part of the original theatre play: Un país de vinos y elefantes staged at the Yerbabruja Theatre, Río Piedras
  • September 2003
La castración      (Monologue)                                                      Author: Mario Fratti
Presented at Noche de Arte Boricua (Café Theatre), Nuyorican Café, Old San Juan

 
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EXPERIENCE
  • October 2007
CASA Latin American Theatre Festival
Series of staged readings of new Puerto Rican plays

  • September 2006
Who Stole Mee?
  • September 2003 and February 2004
Noche de arte Boricua (Café Theatre)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2015-Present
          Seattle Repertory Theatre
          Education Director
          In charge of creating curriculum, writing play-guides, hiring, training and managing teaching artists            as well as managing the departmental budget, participate in season planning meetings and                       leading inter-departmental collaborations.
  • 2009 - Present
         Various                                                                                                                                                            Freelance Teaching Artist and Facilitator
          Design curriculum and deliver workshops for both students and professional teaching artists at                 Seattle's top schools and organizations including Young Women Empowered (Y-WE), Lakeside                School, St. Matthew School, Seattle Public Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory             Theatre, Seattle Amistad School and Seattle Pacific University.
  • 2010- 2014
Stone Soup Theatre
Education Director
In charge of coordinating all after-school programs, hiring and training teachers, designing curriculum and selecting plays for our Youth Conservatory season.
  • 2008 – 2009
The Complete Works, London
Tutor (Free Lance)
Give one on one tuition on GCSE Maths, Numeracy, Literacy and Spanish. Ages 7-24.


  • 2007 – 2008
Southgate School, London
Teaching Assistant
Provide individual assistance inside the classroom for children with special needs. Ages 11-18.


  • August 2007
WAC Performance Arts and Media College, London
Sessional Lecturer
Gave a one week workshop on mask making and performance with masks for children aged 6-11.


  • May 2007
Mahidol University, Thailand
Visiting Lecturer
Invited by Lecturer Orapan Arjsamat to conduct a workshop on imagination for her students on the acting course. Ages 18-19


  • December 2006
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, England
Visiting Lecturer
Invited by Lecturer Pedro de Sena to facilitate an introduction on Balinese performance for the students of his Theatre and Interculturalism module. Ages 18-19

 

  • 2005-2007
Middlesex University
Studying full-time.

  • 2003-2004
Colegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Puerto Rico
Drama Teacher, Chair of the Fine Arts’ Club
Designed theatre courses on Design, Acting and Improvisation  according to the different age rages of the students. Ages 11-18.

  •  2002-2003
Centro Comunitario Vida Plena, Inc., Puerto Rico
French Teacher
Designed and delivered a French course for adults.


SKILLS

  • Languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian (both written and spoken)
  • Mask making and Performance
  • Commedia dell’Arte
  • Improv
  • Basic choreography
  • Computer Literate (Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe, among others)
  • Academic Research and Writing


REFERENCES

            Available upon request