Raquel Almazan is an interdisciplinary artist, facilitator and activist. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from U of F. /M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University. Selected plays include: La Paloma Prisoner (The Signature Theatre, La Mama, The Lark table read, INTAR and Labyrinth Theatre Company, Womens Playwriting International Conference- Stockholm), La Migra Taco Truck (off-Broadway Theatre Row), The Hopefulness (Theatre Row Reading-Rising Circle Theatre Company- Recipient of the Kate Neal Kinley Playwriting Fellowship), Porning the Planet (Dixon Place), Ur -Faust (dramaturgy/performer) that toured to Hyterio Theatre in Athens, Greece. Professional Development residencies with the Eugene O’Neill Center Playwrights Conference and The Playwrights' Center. Recipient of Kennedy Center’s Latinidad Award for her play CAFÉ. Artistic Director of La Lucha Arts dedicated to producing her new works.
She is a practitioner of Butoh Dance and the creator/teacher of arts programs for youth/adults, several of which focus on social justice. Almazan's lifelong project is writing bi-lingual plays in dedication to each Latin American country (Latin is America play cycle). Member of Dramatists Guild and League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG-AFTRA and HOLA.