July 6, 2018
Episode 36 – Marisa Acosta
Marisa grew up in Sahuarita, Arizona. She performed in over twenty one plays, four television shows and a commercials before she graduated high school! In college she continued to pursue acting at Pima Community College and with Borderland Theater Company.
She transferred to California State University, Fullerton to finish her Bachelors in acting, however the program would force her to stay in school for an extra four years. Looking for the easy way out, she changed her major to Playwriting.
Prior to graduating in 2015 her first play “ A mother’s love” was published. She moved back to Tucson to be close to family and was hired by Borderlands again to write plays for the Arizona Community Food Bank. She has also written another play, “La Mesera” and will perform in a new Borderlands play, “Sanctuary”.
Marisa also co-hosts a ‘foodie’ channel on YouTube, Sabor Con Amor with her boyfriend, Daniel.
The Imagination of an only child
Marisa – The college years
From acting to writing
The New York Theatre Insentive
Writing about life
Growing up Latina
Borderlands Theater Company
The culture change in Tucson
Advice for a young Latina performer
We continue this months showcase of music and culture in Tucson and Southern Arizona with our interview with Marisa Acosta.
This episode was recorded on the patio in front of a Baskin Robins in Sahuarita, Arizona! There is some background noise that we apologize for. However the message and the inspiration that Marisa gives throughout the session is important so we hope you won’t mind the noise.
This interview goes from one subject to another to another like a roller coaster. From talking about life in the theater, to growing up Latina to sushi, you never know what’s coming next! It’s fun, informative and thought provoking all at once. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Rapid Fire Questions
“Hamilton” & Lin – Manuel Miranda
- Converting a play from a Latina perspective
Money or Legacy
Outside the Baskin Robins, Sahuarita, AZ