Carmen Zapata

Angry Jellow Bubbles

Deaf West Theatre

L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival

Ruskin Group Theatre

Adilah Barnes

Michelle Mania

Kaz Matumoro

Marianne Murphy

Terri Roberts

Evelyn Rudie

Sheila Scott-Wilkinson

During her 50 years in the industry, CARMEN ZAPATA has enjoyed a highly-diversified career as an actress, producer, translator, lecturer and narrator. Her acting career began in 1945 on Broadway, and includes television, feature film and regional theater. Her film and TV credits are numerous, and include nine seasons on PBS's "Villa Alegre," three years on "Santa Barbara," hundreds of guest appearances on TV dramas sitcoms, and feature roles in "Sister Act" and "Sister Act II." Since 1973, Carmen Zapata has been the President, Producing Director and Co-Founder of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (BFA), an Hispanic performing arts organization dedicated to presenting Spanish-language classics through bilingual theater productions. As BFA’s Producing Director, she produced over 80 plays on the theater’s mainstage, and 11 children’s productions that toured Southern and Northern California. She produced 7 major statewide tours of BFA’s mainstage productions, as well as a New York production at Lincoln Center. Her list of awards is also numerous, but includes an Emmy Award for the Documentary "Cinco Vidas," an Oscar Nomination for "Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo," a Treasure of Los Angeles Award from the Central City Association of LA in 1998, and one of the highest honors in Hollywood: a Star on the Walk of Fame. In 1990, Ms. Zapata was Knighted by His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain and presented with the Cross of Isabel La Católica for her contributions to the promotion and development of Hispanic American culture.