Rodrigo García (he/him/él)
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)
Leigh Henderson joined Teatro Visión as Managing Director in January 2016, but her relationship with Teatro Visión goes back more than 20 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, Macario, The House on Mango Street, and Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories.
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, Seasons 2 and 4 of Halloween Wars, and Big Time Bake. Email Leigh
Dianne Vega (she/her/ella)
Dianne Vega has been working with Teatro Visión since 1994. In addition to managing the production aspects of many shows over the years with Teatro Visión, her stage management credits include The Cook, Cantinflas!, The Kiss of the Spider Woman, La Posada Mágica, Harvest Moon, La Muerte Baila, Macario, and numerous shows when the company performed in downtown San José before their move to the Mexican Heritage Plaza in 1999. During her time at Teatro Visión, Dianne developed a technical theater program for youth, coordinated multiple new work development projects with nationally known Latinx playwrights, and coordinated our Centro de Bienestar Elders Story Legacy Project partnership with Garden Health Center. In addition to her work at Teatro Visión, Dianne has worked with various theater companies throughout the Bay Area since 1989, including 2019 Regional Tony-winning Theatreworks Silicon Valley. Dianne’s service to the theater profession includes a term on the Theatre Services Committee for Theatre Bay Area and membership in the Production Manager Forum BIPOC committee. She recently gave a seminar on production management for theater majors at Yale University. Dianne holds a 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