ACTRESS, WRITER, DIRECTOR – PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ FOUNDER OF MACHA THEATRE/FILMS
Odalys is a new member of the Group Rep. Before joining us, she has co-starred with Gina Rodriguez in Jane The Virgin and with AJ Cook and Shemar Moore in Criminal Minds. She’s a graduate of The Drama Studio London and Rutgers University and has earned a stellar reputation for writing, directing, and producing theater in Los Angeles. She has written ten plays to date her most famous one’s are Garbo’s Cuban Lover (Backstage Critic’s Choice, LA Weekly Pick of the week, Best play by The Advocate Magazine) FRIDA-Stroke of Passion (Eddon awards for best production and performance-Published on Amazon.com. MARILYN- My Secret- (LA Weekly Pick of the week) & The NUN & THE COUNTESS- Best play by the Advocate Magazine. She was chosen by OUT Magazine as one of 100 people that made a difference in 2007.
She was interviewed by Career Girls as a role model for girls. She’s the recipient of the Pat Parker Award from Christopher Street West, the Maverick Award from The Women Theatre Festival and Three Drama Logue Theatre Awards for directing, producing and performance of La Chunga. She has participated in the Chicano/a Conference on LATINIDAD in Alcala and Salamanca Spain.
Ms. Nanin is also a screenwriter/filmmaker and has written, directed, and produced two short films, Only One Suitcase, Garbo’s Cuban Lover which are promos to her screenplays. Only One Suitcase (the short film) was a semi-finalist at Sundance and has screened at the NY Film Festival, The LA Int’l Film Festival, Cinemafest in Puerto Rico, and the Taos Film Festival. Garbo’s Cuban Lover (the short film) has screened at Outfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the LA Shorts Festival and lastly her documentary the Destiny of Macha Theatre. You can see video clips at www.machatheatre.org, www.OdalysNanin.com