Javonna Arriaga graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with her Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Drama Performance. Passionate for fundraising, Javonna has assisted fundraising for Boundless Arts Performance Collective, School of Drama, and many other non profits in Seattle. Previous theatre performances include: Bernie's Apartment by Rose Cano with eSe Teatro, The Passion as Told by Antigona Perez with Thriving Artists, Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro with eSe Teatro, Cradle Will Rock by Tim Robbins with Swimming Ophelia Productions, The Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller with REBATE, Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins by Nick Flynn with the Undergraduate Theatre Society, and Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht with the University of Washington.
Marketing & Cmmunications Manager
Katt Akin is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Business Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She just recently moved to Seattle, WA to pursue a career in acting and marketing and cannot wait to start working with Thriving Artists. From starting her own devised theatre troupe, to working with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Katt wants to create work that inspires people and pushes the boundaries!
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.
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.
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.