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ACTOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR


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CLIPS, REELS, VO & PICS


CLIPS, REELS, VO & PICS


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PRESS


PRESS


[Nilsa] and her director found the amazing humor in Nilsa’s story as well as her courage in telling the no-holds barred story of a woman who overcame tremendous odds and found the life that she truly wanted to be living as a result of the journey.
— April Yvette Thompson, Producer, Writer, Actor and Coach
…the ensemble features…a warm and witty bunch. Proficient at both comedy and drama, they worked together to create smooth ensemble work that resounded with an empowering message for women of all ages and races.
— Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times
…Reyna [is] credible, believable…they make their pain, pride and anxiety real for us.
— Alice Singleton, Gapers Block
Nilsa Reyna lends a believable, level-headed calmness to Catherine’s concerned if self-serving sister Claire.
— Joe Stead, Chicago Stage Style
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BIO


BIO


In May of 2012, I had a series of strokes and pursued a diagnosis that proved to be an enigma. Upon recovery, I was inspired to dramatize my story in Stroke Vaginaa solo play for the stage. The play touches upon fear, inner strength and transformation . It reignited my childhood passion for writing because it brought me closer to my artist mission: to create art that encourages conversation and mindfulness. To produce stories that heal, unite and galvanize action. Having a stroke made me realize, I'm responsible for my own happiness and forced me to take action on what is in my control and live the life I want to live. In April 2013, I stepped down as Artistic Director and Founder of Chicago Fusion Theatre, and moved to New York to more aggressively pursue a career in the arts. Things are so much harder to balance in this city but I learn so much that I am grateful for all the new experiences.

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RESUME


 

RESUME


 

Film

B.F.F. (Short)
RUNAWAY OVERTURE (Short)
PEARSON EDUCATION (Short)
MAYDAYS
12 HUNGRY MEN (Short)
4 WOMEN (Short)
TIO’S GAME                                                

Day Player
Day Player
Lead
Day Player
Day Player
Principal
Day Player

RootofAllGood Productions/Dir. Jeanpaul Isaacs
Filmelodic/Dir. Adam Grannick
Central Marketing Communications/Dir. Eric Kome
Kolak Productions/Dir. Ricardo Gamboa, Ben Kolak
Stylish Napkins/Dir. Charles Newberry
Purple Tulip Productions/Dir. Caren Evers
Genuine Productions/Dir. Juan Carlos Buitron

TV & NEW MEDIA

#GOINGHOMELESS

Lead

Fêmea Freqüência/Dir. J. Sharpe, A. Gaipa, M. Travis

Theatre

STROKE VAGINA (Reading)
INDIFFERENCE
ZAPATA! TIGER OF MORELOS
LAS HERMANAS PADILLA
PROOF
LORCA IN A GREEN DRESS
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
THE MARIA CHRONICLES

Solo, 14 Roles
Mandee
Helene/Lupita
Blanca
Claire
Lorca as Woman
Conchita (u/s, 1p) Multiple Roles    

Lone Star Theatre Co./Dir. Janie Martinez
Midtown Intl. Theatre Fest/Dir. Alice Camarota
Moosehall/Inwood Shakespeare Fest/Dir. Ted Minos
Chicago Fusion & DCA Theater/Dir. Juan Castañeda
Chicago Fusion Theatre/Dir. Alex Moore
Halcyon Theatre/Dir. Juan Castañeda
Victory Gardens Theater/Dir. Henry Godinez
TL@Goodman Latino Fest/Dir. Tanya Saracho & Coya Paz

Commercials

On-camera principals for national network usage (demo upon request)

TRAINING: B.A. in Theatre Performance, Saint Louis University

TV/Film Audition Technique
Spanish Voice-Over Technique
Suzuki & Viewpoints
Auditioning for Theatre
Improvisation for Actors

Heidi Marshall, Judy Henderson, Jane Alderman
Jean-Marc Berne
Akiko Aizawa & Leon Ingulsrud
Adam Belcuore
Larry Grimm & Bina Martin

SPECIAL SKILLS

Spanish Speaker; Dialects: Mexican, British, Standard American; Voice-Over; Ear Prompter; Teleprompter; Movement/Physical Theatre; Yoga; Running

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CONTACT


CONTACT


 

 

COMMERCIAL, LEGIT AND VOICE-OVER:

Ann Wright Representatives, Inc. 

165 W. 46th St.

Suite 1210

New York, NY 10036

Ann Wright, Susan Wright: 212-764-6770

annwrightreps@gmail.com

 

PRINT:

CESD Talent Agency

333 7th Avenue

11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Kerri Krilla: 212-477-1666 EXT. 122, kkrilla@cesdtalent.com

 

 

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