Amalia Oliva Rojas, 2020
Amalia Oliva Rojas is a Mexican playwright, poet and theater artivist based in New York. Her work explores and defies the American Theater’s gaze upon immigrant women and BIPOC stories. She is an alumnus of Vassar College Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Program. Her work has been presented and workshopped at Lehman College, Vassar College, Manhattan Repertory Theater, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Americas Society/ Council of the Americas, Abington Theater Company, among others. Amalia was a writing fellow for Pen America’s DREAMING OUT LOUD writing workshop and a lab member for New Perspectives Theater Company Women’s Work Lab. During her time at EMERGE, Amalia explored the fetishization of undocumented youth by non-profit organizations.