National Engagement

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Philosophy

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.

Our Work

Exploring language, shared history, and cultural roots, through adaptations of classics as well as new works and script development.

Meet the Team


Rose Cano

Artistic Director

Rose Cano is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts.  She is a founding member and the Artistic Director of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage since 2010. Her adaptation of the children's book La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez was commissioned and produced by Book–It Repertory Theatre. She is a bilingual actor, playwright, director and lyricist.


Meg Savlov

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.


Maryssa Lagervall

Web Master & Graphic Designer

Maryssa began 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.

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Julieta Vitullo

Literary Manager

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Monica Cortés Viharo


Academic Liaison

Julieta is a playwright born and raised in Argentina. She spent many years in academia, completing an MA in English and a PhD in Spanish, both from Rutgers, and teaching at various institutions. She’s the author of a book on the Falklands War (Islas imaginadas. La guerra de Malvinas en la literatura y el cine argentinos), 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). She has written two full-length plays, About Marilyn and Iguazú, as part of her work as an associate playwright at Parley. Some of her writing pieces can be found on her website.

Monica is a doctoral candidate in the School of Drama at the University of Washington, where she was named a Husky 100. Monica earned her BA in Theater and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She's the recipient of the McNair Graduate Fellowship, the Mellon Fellowship for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, and is completing a certificate in Public Scholarship. Her research focuses on the creation, performance, and impact of documentary and political/activist theater. She has presented her scholarship at the American Society of Theatre Research and the Network of Ensemble Theaters conferences, and was chosen for the Emerging Scholars panel for the 2017 Mid-America Theater Conference. Monica is also an actor (SAG/AFTRA), dramaturge, and a public speaking consultant.

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eSe teatro is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.
Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.