Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete was raised by strong and funny Peruvian womxn. When Rosa and her sister were just five and three, her mother took them on the long journey from Perú to reunite with their father in Los Angeles. Along with them, a close friend who wanted to start anew. This experience nourishes Rosa's creative works, and gives her a unique perspective when collaborating on projects; furthermore, it helps her find empathy, connection, and a sense of adventure in her personal works.
In high school, Rosa used her visual learning skills in technology and storytelling. She participated in activities like the BOEING Job Shadowing Program and found a home in the Film & Media Department. Her film teacher, Ms. Seubert, pushed her to apply to Inner-City Filmmakers (a non-profit film school), and that's when Rosa was introduced to the entertainment industry at the age of eighteen. Rosa worked as a set assistant for music videos, films, and experimental projects. She landed jobs at Univision Network, Disney, and DreamWorks Studios with ColorForce, Inc. Later, after working full time and studying part time - she successfully transferred to UC Berkeley in her mid twenties. Berkeley felt like an entirely new planet. As a first generation student, Rosa took advantage of all she could get her hands on. She lived in the Native American Theme Program in her first semester at Cal. She nerded out as a Story Facilitator with the Peter Chernin Writing Program. She became a student Marketing consultant for Cal Performances, and a Research Assistant for the Chair of the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department at UC Berkeley, Professor Lisa Wymore. Her two summers at Cal were spent studying abroad. The first year was in Ireland, where she studied Performance Arts and Irish Theater History at Trinity College in Dublin, under the guidance of Charlotte McIvor and Lura Dolas. Her second year abroad she spent in Paris, France studying French, and visiting dead writers like Peruvian poet, Cesar Vallejo. She spent an afternoon by his graveside telling him about Perú in the 90's and her writing adventures.
2020 has brought many surprises, and Rosa has been using the time to develop three original TV series inspired by her life experiences. Rosa writes about strong womxn who challenge the norm, children with super powers, and she thoroughly enjoys collaborating on projects that empower BIPOC communities. She knows the value of representation in media. * As a new mom, Rosa is on a personal journey to investigate her unknown indigenous connection to Perú, as she feels that her son will have many questions about family roots. Rosa hopes to empower all the chubby brown girls who come across her work. She's a Writer, Actor, Director who strongly believes that the arts should be accessible to all, as it contains the power to validate someone's presence in the world. She sends courage and love to all the shy spirits everywhere. Thank you for visiting her site today.
Art of Leadership: From Individual to Collective Impact with LA County for Arts
Los Angeles - 2020
Emergent Content Creator with NALIP
Los Angeles - 2018 & 2019
Certificate of Recognition from The City of Los Angeles for TNH Productions' bilingual performance Aladdin: Dual Language Edition
Los Angeles - 2017
LGBTQ+ Hero w/ Q Youth Foundation
Los Angeles - 2016
1st Place: "Change in Motion"
Multimedia Contest with
The American Immigration Council
Washington, DC - 2013
Casa 0101 Theater, Board Member
Los Angeles, CA
Angela's Pulse, Core Artist
New York, NY
Matriarchy Short Film, Co-Director
Los Angeles, CA
Inner City Filmmakers, Graduate
Los Angeles, CA