Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Staff

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Myrna Salazar Co-Founder & Executive Director

A native of Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago, Myrna Salazar began her career as an Economic Development Specialist at the West Town Economic Development Corporation. In that capacity, she generated over $10 million in procurement housing and business development from both the private and public sectors. During that time, she completed a two-year fellowship with the National Economic Development Council and was appointed by the then Mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne, to the Chicago Board of Education where she served for five years.

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Sara Carranza Director of Communications

Born and raised in the great city of Chicago, Sara’s love of theatre started at the age of three, after starring as a piece of fruit in her pre-school production of the beloved book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. She is proud to be a part of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance and looks forward to serve as a resource for Latinx theaters and artists.

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Christine A. Pérez Manager, Artist and Community Partnerships

Christine is a native of Woodstock, Illinois, aka Punxsutawney, PA, from Harold Ramis’ film Groundhog Day. Like a moth to a flame, she flocked to the big city lights to be closer to Chicago’s immense Arts and Culture offerings.

She’s passionate about traveling and exploring the cultural diversity of the Art, music and culinary scenes of neighborhoods in Chicago and around the world.

In her free time, Christine enjoys cycling around the city attending street festivals, concerts, films and thrift shopping. She’s a maker at heart and loves salvaging items to create accessories and home goods from vintage fabric, wood and metal.

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Esteban Schemberg Production Coordinator

Esteban is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, an avid soccer fan, food lover (from everywhere) and is striving to be a good cook. He loves the scenic arts in all their different ways and thinks that the possibilities on stage are endless. He is proud to be part of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance.

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