Latina Trailblazer Joins DePaul Theatre School

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationPoet, director, and co-founder of Proyecto Latina and Teatro Luna, Coya Paz will join The Theatre School at DePaul University as a full-time faculty member. Paz served as the Visiting Multicultural Faculty at The Theatre School during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years. Paz has been a featured reader at dozens of poetry events including: Proyecto Latina, Paper Machete, Palabra Pura, and Revolving Door. Coya was named one of UR Magazine’s 30 Under 30, a GO-NYC Magazine 100 Women We Love, and received a Trailblazer Award for her service to LGBTQ communities. Most recently, she has been awarded 3Arts Residency at Ragdale. “I’m thrilled to return to The Theatre School,” said Coya. “TTS is a genuine community, and my students here have been among the most engaged I’ve ever taught.” She will teach a range of Theatre Studies classes this year, including Hop-Hop theatre and directing.

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