Sandie Luna

(Artist/Entrepreneur) Co-Artistic Director

Sandie Luna is an actress, mover, director and producer who studied Theater and Sociology at Florida State University. She has trained with Pantheatre, Stemwerk, Atlantic Theater School, SITI Company, with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater’s writers division, and Labyrinth Theater’s Masterclass amongst others.  She has performed in TV, radio, commercials, and theater productions for the English and Spanish markets, including the Off- Broadway hit Platanos & Collard Greens for four years.  Ms. Luna is co-founder and co-artistic director of Nettles Artists Collective, a multi-disciplinary company facilitating new works and workshops from outside the U.S. She apprenticed at Labyrinth’s Theater Intensive where she participated in the reading of Stephen Belber’s play The Transparency of Val, later performed  as part of the Barn Series at The Public Theater, directed by John Ortiz. She directed Songs of An Immigrant, a woman-show with residency at Mabou Mines and is a member of the Director’s Lab at Iati Theater.  Sandie has collaborated with various companies in New York, including Mudbone Collective, The Nerve Tank, and The Active Theater Company.  Most recent work include “A Non-Solo Piece” at Occupy Wall Street, where alone and blindfolded for 24 hours, she was at the mercy and care of strangers. She survived, and has plenty of new stories to tell and remember at the end of her life. This February she has been chosen for the second time to participate in Emerge (a fabulous multidisciplinary artists residency in Massachusetts) where she will collaborate with other artists in creating new works. Sandie is an avid avocado and mango eater. Sandie, or her cat, may have written this bio.

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