Maritxell Carrero

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Maritxell Carrero was most recently seen as lead in Esperanza, a film produced by Jana Memel. She was the lead actress in Peter Sellars' opera, The Indian Queen, recipient of the 2015 Golden Mask Award, which she notably performed at the English National Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. She holds an MFA from UC San Diego and is the writer/producer of A Revolutionary Mystic, a biographical one-woman show retracing the life of famed Puerto Rican activist Lolita Lebrón. Recent regional credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, Greenway Arts, North Coast Rep, and Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. She was part of the multicultural production of All My Sons at Hollywood's Matrix Theater, winner of the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Best Ensemble. TV Credits include: Dame Chocolate and Televisa's Bajo Las Riendas del Amor. She originated the role of Señorita Reflejos in Dos y Dos, a children's series for Telemundo broadcast in both Latin and North America. Carrero's image has been used in numerous national advertising campaigns. She started her career performing theater as a teenager in her native Puerto Rico. She later trained with acclaimed Michael Chekhov technique teacher Mala Powers. She is currently a teaching artist at Theater of Hearts Organization in Los Angeles. “The world is violent and mercurial--it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love--love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend. We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” -Tennessee Williams @maritxellcarrero