About Us

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez

Executive Producer

Arlene Martínez-Vázquez holds a BA in Theatre, Hispano American Literature, and Foreign Languages from the University of Puerto Rico; and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University, London. While in London, she studied Meyerhold & Biomechanics at GITIS Academy in Moscow and Theatre of the East at the Indonesian Arts Institute in Bali. She also collaborated with CASA Latin American Theatre Festival during its first two years, and was a visiting lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, England & Mahidol University, Thailand. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, her work has been seen in the stages of A Contemporary Theatre, Burien Actors Theatre, Stone Soup Theatre, and 12 Avenue Arts. When not working on Thriving Artists, Arlene can be found serving as Education Director for Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Marquicia Dominguez

Production Manager

Marquicia Dominguez is a boss female, who can't wait to start working as Production Manager for Thriving Artists. She has worked behind the scenes as director and dramaturg with Annex, Cornish College of the arts, Fantastic.Z, and Seattle Public Theatre, but this will be her first time in the roll of Production Manager. She is excited to be working with such a diverse and talented group.

Samantha Canela

Marketing and Communications Manager

Samantha Canela is a San Diego native currently based in Seattle. She is a recent graduate of Cornish College of the Arts where she majored in Theatre with an emphasis in Original Works. Her most recent project was understudying for The Prince in The Little Prince at the Seattle Children’s Theatre. Previous credits include Xochitl in The Sins of Sor Juana, The Singer in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, along with various roles in the devised works of Cornish’s 10 Minute Play Festival, Clown Show, and Myth Projects.

Roxana Pardo García

Community Engagement Manager

Roxana Pardo Garcia is a self-identifying Xicana Mujerista that was born and raised in Burien, Wa. Roxana was raised by a xingona single mother who is a displaced indigenous mujer from Michoacan, Mexico. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a BA in American Ethnic Studies and Diversity. Roxana has a deep love for community and arte - and liberating the hood.