Teatro Staff

Rodrigo.jpgRodrigo García (he/him/él)

Artistic Director

Rodrigo García is an accomplished actor, educator and translator. He graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City in modern dance and drama. He has translated into Spanish the works of Rudolfo Anaya (Bless Me Ultima), Octavio Solís (Ghosts of the River), Cherrie Moraga (El Camino Real and other essays), Leonard Madrid (Perla) and Victor Hugo Rascón Banda (The Woman Who Fell From The Sky), and helped develop the Spanish adaptation of Sandra Cisnero’s The House of Mango Street for Teatro Visión.

Rodrigo was a part of the creative team that developed Teatro Visión’s popular original play, Macario. He co-directed Macario’s world premiere in 2013 with Elisa Marina Alvarado and directed the 2014, 2015, and 2016 productions. With Teatro Visión, he has also taught theater classes and developed curricula. 

In addition to his work with Teatro Visión, Rodrigo directs Teatro Alebrijes, a theater company dedicated to the voices of the LGBT Latinx community. His previous stage credits also include, Much Ado About Nothing, Yerma, Bury the Dead, The Woman Who Fell From The Sky, School of the Americas, Vistor's Guide to Arivaca, and La Victima. He is a Theater Communications Group (TCG) fellow, a graduate of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI) Class of 2009, and a member of the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). Email Rodrigo

Leigh Henderson (she/her/ella)

Managing Director

Leigh Henderson joined Teatro Visión as Managing Director in January 2016, but her relationship with Teatro Visión goes back more than 15 years. Since 2000, she has designed scenery or lighting for more than a dozen Teatro Visión productions, including The Kiss of the Spider Woman, Conjunto, La Victima, Visitor’s Guide to Arivaca, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and Macario.

Her design work has been seen on stages in New York City, Wisconsin, Colorado, all over the Bay Area, and at the prestigious 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Her work experience also includes serving as the Managing Director of Mexican Heritage Corporation and as the Production and Company Manager of the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater in Colorado.

Leigh holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Arts Administration and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Theater Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Leigh is also a competitive cake decorator, having appeared on the Food Network on Sugar Dome and on Seasons 2 and 4 of Halloween Wars. Email Leigh

Dianne Vega (she/her/ella)

Production and Programs Manager

Dianne Vega has been working with Teatro Visión since 1994 as the company’s programming and stage manager. In addition to managing the production aspect of many shows over the years with Teatro Visión, her stage management credits include The Cook, Cantinflas!The Kiss of the Spider WomanLa Posada MágicaHarvest MoonBless Me, Ultima: The Play, and numerous shows when the company performed in downtown San José before their move to the Mexican Heritage Plaza in 1999. She has worked with various theater companies through out the Bay Area since 1989 and earned her B.A. in Social Work from San José State University. Email Dianne

Juanita Berber (she/her/ella)

Community Engagement and Marketing Manager

Juanita Berber is an alumni of the Level Playing Field Institute's SMASH program, a summer STEM-intensive, college prep program for underrepresented high school students of color. After that she took a gap-year where she had the opportunity to work at the Manos Accelerator for Latino startups. She then went on to intern at the Kapor Center for Social Impact and the Level Playing Field Institute where she sharpened her user research and finance skills. Currently, Juanita is a student at De Anza College studying Computer Science. She is planning to transfer to a four-year university and continue her studies in Computer Science and Social Justice.  When she is not working, Juanita can be found out in nature preferable near a beach or on a volleyball court. Email Juanita

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