Why do I love theater? Let me list the ways…
The empowering moments it brings to my life. My first play was a musical in high school (‘Lucy in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”) My drama teacher really encouraged me to audition for Cornish.
The power of a good teacher.
My amazing and courageous teachers at Cornish, Eve Roberts (Acting), Bonnie Cohen (Shakespeare), Text Analysis/Playwriting/ Directing (Bob Sandberg), Alexander Technique (Marjorie Nelson), Patty Pimento (Voice) and more.
The power of good training.
Getting my first paid acting job at The Seattle Group Theatre immediately after finishing Cornish, under the direction of Ruben Sierra.
The power of a sustainable organization.
A highpoint in my experience, meeting Gabriel Garcia Marquez (100 Years of Solitude) at the II Latin American & Caribbean Theatre Festival in Havana.
The power of a genre and a genius.
Another highpoint: watching, asking, learning from playwright Enrique Buenaventura (Colombia) at the Otherness conference at the University of California at Irvine in the 80’s.
The power of a good mentor.
More seminal moments:
Presenting the Peruvian Scissors Dancers “Los Danzaq de Ayacucho” at The Kennedy Center at the 2001 Gala opening of the AmericArtes Festival.
The power of culture.
Translating Maria Irene Fornes’ Mud into Spanish (Barro) for presentations in Lima, Peru, during the height the armed conflict, and having full houses.
The power of the Playwright. The power of the Pen.
Working with incredible eSe Teatro artists to create a professional platform for Latino theatre artists in Seattle. The power of Persistence.
Rose (Artistic Director)
Rose Cano is eSe Teatro’s founding Artistic Director and playwright of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza: Homeless in Seattle, coming to eSe Teatro’s mainstage this fall.