Founding Artistic Director
Roman Sanchez currently serves as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst for the California Arts Council and was recently the Assistant Executive Director and Resident Artist at Dell'Arte International.
He is a Kennedy Center National Arts Impact Award recipient, Herb Alpert Theatre recipient, and was one of American Theatre's "6 Theatre Practitioners You Should Know". He's served on boards of various art non-profits and has worked on 50 shows as a Theatre Practitioner in the last 17 years.
He has trained at Central Washington University, Humboldt State University, Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, and The Kennedy Center.
Caitlin Volz is a production manager and creator. She has worked in the San Francisco Bay-area at the cutting-edge Marin Theatre Company and the classical California Shakespeare Festival as well as Shakespeare Orange County, Prague Shakespeare Festival, Humboldt State University, Chapman University, and California State University, Fullerton in education, stage management, costuming, and general theatre management. Recently, she has worked in education and artistic learning in Northern California, Orange County, and Indonesia. She has written articles for and worked as an assistant editor for the international Shakespeare Theatre Association’s quarto and two theatre books published by Methuen Drama in London. Her educational training is in Psychology and Theatre. She is currently obtaining her MFA in Theatre Management from Yale School of Drama.
Catherine L. Brown is a theatre professional living and working in Humboldt County. For the past 28 years, Catherine has run the Costume Shop for the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at HSU. She has also acted, designed and directed for many of the numerous community theatre groups. She looks forward to more collaborations with the talented artists in this area.
Mariana Ixchel Moscoso (Pronouns: they/them/theirs) identifies as a multicultural, Afro-indigenous, genderqueer artivist. In their personal and professional life, they are dedicated to the dismantling of the colonial mindset by employing Mayan Cosmovision through a racial equity framework. They are the founder of The Decolonization Project in Miwok Territory, in the area known as Sacramento, California. In their professional life they work as the Arts in Corrections (AIC) Program Manager at the California Arts Council. Mariana speaks several languages and dreams of one day speaking Achi (Mayan) fluently. They hold a master’s degree in Art History from the University of California, Davis with an emphasis on Gender Studies. In their free time, they enjoy making art with their daughter, writing poetry, practicing the bass, reading, and is involved in grassroots organizing in the areas of environmental justice, indigenous rights, and transformative justice.
Laura Muñoz is a theater artist born and raised in Spain. She started her training in childhood as a gymnast, and soon after, as a dancer. She graduated from HSU with a degree on Studies of the Earth, and later studied at the School for New Dance Development at the University of Amsterdam. She is also a graduate of The Moving On Center, where she studied Interdisciplinary Arts and Somatic Movement Therapy. Some memorable collaborations as a dancer are with choreographers Linda Sievers, Marisa Grande, Bonnie Hossack and Donald Fleming. She values her collaborations with Worhorse in “Wild Porcelain” and “Blood Wedding”, and the Dell’Arte Company on and off since 1998.
She has directed, produced and performed in numerous productions with her company Pequeño Teatro de Danza. She is back at Dell’Arte as faculty and director of physical training.