Alyssa Vera Ramos

Alyssa Vera Ramos is a director, actor, and theatre maker, and a founding member of women of color performance collective FEMelanin. Directing credits include LIVELY STONES (20% Theatre Company); the 6th Annual 1-Minute Play Festival; I AM THE RAT (The Scarlet ‘S’ Project’; Artist-in-Residence at Free Street Theater); OUT OF SILENCE (Chicago Home Theater Festival); THE BARRIO PROJECT (Center Theatre); CAN I HIT IT? and PROJECT US (FYI); THE NAKED PEOPLE PLAY (20%’s Snapshots Festival); GENERATION SEX (Teatro Luna at Chicago Fringe); and THE LIBERATION OF CARMELA LOPEZ (Northwestern University). Alyssa teaches creative sexual health at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) with the FYI Performance Company, where she also collaboratively devises participatory theatre experiences. Upcoming Director-Developer projects include plays about the forced sterilization of Puerto Rican women (with her novelist mother Marisel Vera) and about replacing stigma with support of preganant and parenting youth (with FYI). Alyssa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.