eSe Teatro is an active member of the Latino Theatre Commons, an alliance of Latina/o theater artists, producers and scholars that convene regularly to create initiatives that promote the breadth of Latina/o theater across the nation. The LTC advocates for Latina/o theater as a vital, significant presence in the not-for-profit theater sector.
Empowering local Latino artists to create, produce and promote professional theater in English, Spanish, bilingual and Spanglish.
Providing a voice for Latino artists as well as Latino communities by sharing culturally and socially relevant stories through our innovative programming, workshops, and initiatives.
Founded in 2010, eSe Teatro honors self-definition and inclusion, striving to represent all the colors in the “rainbow of brown” of our Latinidad. Our affiliated artists range from immigrants to U.S. born, Spanish-speaking and non Spanish-speaking, representing cultures and heritages from all over The Americas and Caribbean.
Exploring language, shared history, and cultural roots, through adaptations of classics as well as new works and script development.
Meet The Team
A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Rose is co-founder/ Artistic Director of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage since 2010. She is a bilingual actor, playwright, director and lyricist. Her plays Don Quixote & Sancho Panza, Homeless in Seattle and Bernie’s Apt. were produced in partnership with ACT Theatre. Rose recently directed and translated MUD/(BARRO) by María Irene Fornés and translated Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Rose is also the founder of The AFrican ConeXion Project. She wrote the book/lyrics for Mabaire! Don’t Forget! Me and Callejón, bilingual musicals based on Afro-Latino cultures with composer Paul Thomas. Her latest musical, Imaginary Opus,composed by David Nyberg, was produced in partnership with Sound Theatre Company. She will direct her translation of The Journey of the Saint by Cesar de Maria, at ACT Theatre (Seattle) in September of 2018.
Rose is on the steering committee for Latinx Theatre Commons, a national movement.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Meg Savlov, co-founder and Community Outreach Coordinator, comes from a theatrical family and started training in music and theater arts at an early age. . She has worked as actress, writer, and co-producer in various bi-lingual ensembles and flamenco groups in Santa Fe, San Francisco, and Seattle. Locally, Meg has worked with the Group Theater, ACT, Puget Sound Revels, eSe Teatro, and Miracle Theater in Portland.
Julieta is a bilingual writer and playwright born and raised in Argentina. She spent many years in academia, completing an MA in English and a PhD in Latin American Literature, both from Rutgers University, and teaching at various institutions. She’s the author of a book on the fictions of the Falklands War and the protagonist and co-scriptwriter of the 2012 award winning documentary film La forma exacta de las islas (The Exact Shape of the Islands). Her writing has appeared in journals in the U.S. and abroad. She has written two full-length plays as part of her work as an associate playwright in Parley, a Seattle playwrights’ group: About Marilyn, which had a workshop last fall under the direction of Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth, and Iguazú, coming up this spring. She’s also the Head Editor of New Theatre Magazine. Through her day job at PeoplesHub.org, Julieta hopes to contribute to a better world by helping people acquire skills for a local revolution.
Web Master & Graphic Designer
Maryssa started with eSe Teatro as their graphic designer and public relations intern as her senior project. Maryssa started with musical theater in Junior High and continued to study the arts through high school and into college, she chose to stay on as webmaster after graduating with her BFA in Visual Communication.
Monica Cortés Viharo
Monica Cortés Viharo is an actor (SAG/AFTRA), teacher, dramaturge, public speaking consultant, and a PhD candidate in the School of Drama at the University of Washington. She earned a BA in Theater and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and trained with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She has performed with theater companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Shotgun Players’s, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and the California Shakespeare Theater.