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.

Rosa’s writing has been shared in various spaces - Urban Theater Movement's Urban Legends: Circus Sans Politique (2018), 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) through Las Lunas Locas. Rosa has written and produced three short plays, "GUYS" (Urban Theatre Movement at Atwater Village Theatre, 2018), “Comete Flores” (Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme at Casa 0101 Theater, 2017), and “El Rey” (Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme at Casa 0101 Theater, 2016).

In 2017 she helped produce Matriarchy, a short film she DP'd, edited, and co-directed with writer Patricia Zamorano (starring Lauren Ballesteros). The short film 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, screened at CINEARTE: A Latinx Queer Film & Arts Festival 'Latinx en Accion!' Shorts Program on April 21, 2018, and at #SFSArtsFest on May 4, 2018. Recently Matriarchy was shown at the Highland Park Independent Film Festival and Tierra de la Culebra Action League's LATINAS IN FILM night alongside filmmakers Josefina Lopez and Claudia Duran, Sharon Arteaga, Kayden Phoenix, and Susana Duenas (August 17, 2018). Search #MATRIARCHYShortFilm to see where it is going to be screened next.

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. She has production experience 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 Theater 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.