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MACHA Theatre Co.
Mujeres(Women) Advancing, Culture, History & Art
is a non-profit organization under the 501c3, that was formed in 2000 in order to build social, cultural, and artistic bridges between the straight an gay communities of various ethnicities and provide the LGBTI community a sense of belonging.


ODALYS NANIN,
Producing Artistic
Director - President

ODALYS NANIN  is an award-winning playwright, director, producer and founder/artistic director of Macha Theatre/Films.

She has written ten plays to date: Love Struck, Garbo’s Cuban Lover, The Nun and the Countess, Beyond Love, Skin of Honey, The Adventures of the Lieutenant Nun, Naked in the Tropics, Lavender Love, Marilyn: My Secret, and The Judy Garland Show.

She’s also a Filmmaker and has written three screenplays and produced two short films. Ms Nanin’s plays have garnered LA Weekly Pick of the week, Backstage Critics Pick, LA Times Critic’s Choice, Best play by The Advocate and Curve Magazine. She was chosen by OUT Magazine as one out of 100 that made a difference in 2007. Ms. Nanin is the recipient of three Drama Log theatre awards (for acting, directing, and producing), the Maverick Award (Women’s Theatre Festival), and the Pat Parker Arts Award from (Christopher Street West). Ms. Nanin is also an actress and recently co-starred with AJ Cook and Shemar Moore in Criminal Minds. She’s a graduate of The Drama Studio London and Rutgers University. Ms. Nanin was interviewed by CAREER GIRLS as a role model in theatre for young girls. She is currently working on a new play, FRIDA-Stroke of Passion, and her play Garbo’s Cuban Lover will be produced in Florida in 2016. For more about Ms. Nanin please visit:  www.OdalysNanin.com

 

CELIA DOMINGUEZ, VP/Treasurer
Celia obtained her BachelorŐs degree in chemistry from Rutgers University in 1984. Soon after graduation she obtained a research chemist position at Ayerst (currently Wyeth-Ayerst) in Princeton New Jersey were she synthesized novel heterocyclic compounds targeted for biological activity as antihypertensives, cardiotonics and bronchodilators. Her work at Ayerst inspired her to proceed towards her Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry. In 1991 she defended her thesis and received her Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from Brown University. She then proceeded to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. After completion of her one year post-doctoral fellowship she began her career in the pharmaceutical industry at DuPont Merck as Senior Research Scientist where she designed and synthesized novel heterocyclic compounds as thrombin and Factor Xa inhibitors for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases from 1992 to 1997.

Celia is currently an Associate Director in Research at Amgen Inc. She is responsible for the management and direction of Medicinal Chemistry research in the therapeutic areas of inflammation and oncology. Celia has over 15 publications and patents. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association of the Advancement of Science, associate editor in Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents and has been and continues to participate as a session chair at Medicinal Chemistry Gordon Research Conference.

ADRIAN WILSON

Actor-singer Adrian Wilson was recently discovered by Odalys Nanin, who cast him as the lead in the Macha Theatre's staged reading of Zona Rosa, and plans to introduce him at the Macha Theatre's new cabaret room for the L.A. premiere of his nightclub act. Born and raised in New York City, he first came to public attention when he appeared in two Federico Garcia Lorca plays for the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, under the guidance of Miriam Colon. Adrian Wilson received acclaim for his perfomances in the Off-Broadway hits With Me But Not My Wife and Boys. Other notable stage work includes his leading role in Chosen, a musical based on the events that led to the murder and death of Matthew Shepard. Adrian Wilson can be seen briefly in the feature film Illuminata, opposite Susan Sarandon and John Turturro, and he guest-starred on NBC's Forensic Files.
As an accomplished recording artist for Gothiah Records, Adrian Wilson's first single, Living Without Love, was a minor club hit. His debut album is expected to release following his nightclub engagement at The Macha.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Jeremy Cohen  
Antje Dohrn

 

Erin Gavin

 

Bonnie Mcmahan

 

Ludo Vika

 

 

Laura Butler

 

 

 

Adrian Wilson

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Lucas
   

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Ivonne Coll  
Danielle Eskinazi
Gigi Gaston

 

 

Dan Guerrero

 

   
   

 

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