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GLAMARIS GONZALEZ (Company Member)
Born and raised in Venezuela, Glamaris has lived in the US for over 25 years. She has an Associate's Degree in Visual Communications from Brookhaven College and attended the University of North Texas. She has been an experienced commercial artist and illustrator for over 15 years providing backdrop design for camp and theater stages, designed window murals for advertising purposes for large companies (Exxon, La Madeleine, Wendy's International, The Weitzman Gorup/Cencor Realty Services), and created wall murals for Dallas and New York patrons. She is a an artist who enjoys painting with acrylics, drawing with color pencils, pastels and charcoal. In her artistic pieces, she strives to express the suffering or enjoyment of the human soul and the way our experiences are shaped by emotions. It is her way to visually journal her own passage through life.
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CRISTIAN MUNOZ (Company Member)
Originally from Santiago, Chile, studied Theatre Performance Arts at Duoc University. He has performed with; Southern Methodist University (SMU) in “La Discreta Enamorada,” (Lope de Vega - directed by Gustavo Tambascio), "La Familia" (Teresa Marrero / “El Metodo de Gronholm” (Jordi Galceran)/ "La Muerte y Doncella" (Ariel Dorfman), and “Arte” (Yasmina Reza). He directed “El Patio de Atras” (Carlos Gorostiza) and “Arizona” – 2015 (Juan Carlos Rubio) with Cambalache Teatro en Español, "Leona Vicario" (Thomas Urtusastegui – Teatro Dallas), "Quisiera Quererte Querido" (Federico Rocca – MACA Latin Theatrical Group), and “La Cena de los Tontos" (Francisco Veber – Centro Argentino). While working with MACA Latin Theatrical Group, he directed "La Danza de Terpsicore" for the Independent Theatre Festival (Bath House Cultural Center 2014). Cristian formed his own theatre company, Kayros Teatro Arte in 2006, where he continues to write and direct his own plays. He is an active Board Member of Cambalache Teatro en Español and can be seen in their production “Las Heridas del Viento” (Juan Carlos Rubio April 2016).
Najmah Olsen "Coach Naj" - (Company Member)
A native to New England, who was raised in the Midwest by a Caribbean mother and West African step-father. As a 1st generation American, Najmah has had to learn to effortlessly adapt as well as understand her surroundings. Najmah is an Entrepreneur and serves as a Life Coach to clients in multiple countries. She was a former board member of a local Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance group (DBSA) and earned a Peer Support Specialist Certification in Florida. Coach Naj focuses on helping trauma survivors find happiness in life. Najmah is currently researching & working on a Law of Attraction certification, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), neuroplasticity and its application to coaching and healing, quantum physics, metaphysics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), & Complex Post-Traumatic Stress healing. Please take a moment to check out her website at: CoachNaj.com . Laila says hello and please check out her mom's website!
SUMMER CORONADO ( Owner/Managing Director)
Originally from East Chicago, IN, she is the Owner/ Managing Director of Calavera Theatre Company. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from Purdue University Calumet with a Minor in Political Science. She is a Claim Team Manager at a Fortune 50 insurance company where she has spent the last 16 years working in Auto, Bodily Injury, Homeowners and Catastrophe claims departments. She is passionate about her work and works closely with employees on public speaking, interviewing skills, and preparing for future opportunities.
Her experience includes; Assistant Director / Instructor for the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Jose Verduzco (1995 - 2008), Founder/Director of Teatro Del Sol (1997 - 2002) where she directed "El Jardin", "Una noche con Federico Garcia-Lorca," and "To Absent Friends," She has choreographed quinceaneras and selected as a visiting instructor for multiple Mexican folkloric dance organizations throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago. She has performed with multiple community theatre groups and is an active member of Cambalache Teatro en Espanol (Dallas, TX), Carrollton Community Chorus, and Paws for Hope (Volunteer Animal Rescue Transports). She enjoys spending her free time writing reviews for Trip Advisor, Yelp, planning elaborate dinner parties, and watching Netflix with her fur-babies Preciosa and Dulce.