Photo by Miluska Navarrete, Trujillo, Perú
Chan Chan
Rosa Navarrete is a freelance artist born in Perú and raised in Los Angeles. She works as a Writer, Actor, and Director for film and the stage.  Her immigrant experience always finds its way in her process and artwork. Poignant moments in her life that help navigate her vision, feed her storytelling, and encourages her practice with community engagement. The arts has had a substantial presence in her life, especially aiding in her transition from student to professional.

Rosa’s writing has been shared in various spaces - Fullerton Museum (2017-2018, Highways Performance Space (2017),  Fresno LitHop (2017), Shine Storytelling (2016), Late Night in East Los (2016), UCB Gringos Improv - Hispanic Heritage Month! (2016), and Melrose Below Free Literary Fest (2016) independently and with the poet collective, Las Lunas Locas. Rosa has also written two short plays, “El Rey” (2016) and “Comete Flores” (2017) both featured in Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme Play Festival at Casa 0101 Theater. You can see her upcoming one-act play, "GUYS," featured in the Urban Theater Movement One-Acts Festival 2018 from April 27, 2018-May 27, 2018.

Her latest film project "Matriarchy," a short film she filmed, edited, and co-directed with writer Patricia Zamorano, also starring Lauren Ballesteros (2017), was featured in Avenue 50 for the Beginnings and Endings exhibit in December 2017. Screened at The Schwules Museum  for the 12 Moons exhibit in Berlin, Germany from January 20-February 14, 2018, CINEARTE: A Latinx Queer Film & Arts Festival 'Latinx en Accion!' Shorts Program on April 21, 2018, and at #SFSArtsFest on May 4, 2018. Search for it on social media platforms by typing: #MATRIARCHYShortFilm.

Prior work experiences are in television and film companies such as: Disney, Color Force, Inc. in association with DreamWorks Studios, Univision Network, and Mun2 with ImaginaUs Productions. Her production experience lies in film/television on set support, videography, video editing, script coverage, subtitle translation work, and administrative support for production companies and non-profit arts organizations. Her independent video work has lead her to work with incredible artists like Amara Tabor-Smith, Paloma McGregor, Josefina Lopez, Robyn Nisbet, and Patricia Zamorano. She has travelled to Brazil, Paris, New York, Salt Lake City, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles with her camera in tow.

Navarrete volunteers with the Youth Film Program at Casa 0101 TheaterYoung Storytellers, and Inner-City Filmmakers (ICF), her alma mater.

Education: Rosa is a graduate of Inner-City Filmmakers (ICF); a non-profit film school based in Los Angeles created after the LA Uprising to diversify the entertainment industry.  English B.A from University of California, Berkeley with minors in Creative Writing and Dance Performance. She is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA) Body Worker trained and Certified by Integrated Movement Studies.