Jackie Torres viBeStages Teaching Artist

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Jackie Torres (she/her/hers) is an Afro Boricua poet, theater maker, writer, educator, and mal’criada whose work seeks to utilize storytelling as a method for personal healing and a demand for societal accountability, transparency, and reconstruction. She is the Poet/Playwright and a co-collaborator of IN THEORY: Notes on Home, Love, Diaspora, and Failing Adulthood; a dance and spoken word fusion about converting the pain of our past into the resistance of our future. Jackie is a Project X slam finalist, and played Tia Ramona in Desarrollo at this summer's Corkscrew Theater Festival. She has written multiple pieces on Afro-Latinx identity for The Kinfolk Kollective, Voix Noire, and Simone Digital. She is based in NYC.