Denise Yvette Serna biography
Denise Yvette Serna
At Writers Theatre: A Doll's House
Denise is a theatre practitioner and arts activist based in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago credits include La Ruta, HIR (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), The Revolutionists (Strawdog Theatre Company), Cambodian Rock Band (Victory Gardens Theater), Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally (LTC Carnaval 2018: ConeXion!), Earthquakes in London (Steep Theatre Company), The View Upstairs (Circle Theatre Chicago), For the Love of (Pride Films & Plays), HOMESET (Pop Magic Productions), SPARK (20% Theatre Company), (the)forget_meknot (inappropriate theatre company), La Chingada (inappropriate theatre company) and Climate Change Theatre Action - Chicago (Global Hive Laboratories). International credits include MEDUSA (Global Hive Laboratories, Fusion Theatre Company, La Compagnie Certes, Teatro Trieste Trentaquattro), Much Ado About Nothing (The Shaw Theatre), Om Swastyastu from London - The Wailing Woman (Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar) and Heart’s Core (CAN - Refugee Women's Theatre Programme). Denise holds an MFA in Theatre Directing and is co-founder of Global Hive Laboratories, a collective of international practitioners working toward a global theatre. She is an alumna of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Multicultural Fellowship and serves as a member of artEquity’s diverse cadre of facilitators who support equity-based initiatives nationwide. She is committed to supporting arts organizations as they incorporate the ideals of equity, diversity, access and inclusion into their programming and internal operations, and move toward becoming transformative Anti-Racist forces in their communities.
[Bio as of May 2019]