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Every month we select one of Latinx Mafia's members to spotlight and amplify their work 

River Bermudez Sanders 


River (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist who has worked at companies throughout the Bay Area including Hillbarn Theatre, Palo Alto Players, Children’s Fairy Land, the Oakland Theatre Project, SPARC, Townhall Theatre, NCTC, and Theatre Rhinoceros. Recent directing work includes Guillermo Reyes’ Bad Hombres (Theatre Rhino) and the first-ever staged reading of Justin P. Lopez’ The Re-Education of Fernando Morales (Townhall Theatre). Other directing credits include Little Women (Emerson College), Legally Blonde (Hillbarn Theatre), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Irvington Conservatory). They are currently choreographing Head Over Heels with Hillbarn’s Youth Conservatory. They’ll be onstage next in the Ray of Light’s Rocky Horror ensemble this October. They are the author of an award-winning thesis exploring how Latine artists advocate for equity in the theatre industry. They are deeply invested in creating theatre that openly challenges white supremacy culture in content and process. Emerson BFA Musical Theatre ’20.   

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