Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete immigrated with her mother and little sister from Perú to Los Angeles at the age of five. The journey north was to reunite the family after a full year apart. Though the trip was difficult, little Rosa was able to see the journey like a big adventure. Get a glimpse of Rosa’s experience in this piece titled “We Were Animals”.
Rosa is the Winner of the 2022 CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge for the piece “In Tune”. Read how President & CEO of Paramount, Robert M. Bakish gave the winning film “In Tune” a shout out on LinkedIn here.
She was introduced to the arts at a very young age, and found herself attending a nonprofit film school right out of high school. This experience afforded her the ability to work in the Film and Television industry in shows like Despierta America at Univision, and learn about Development for films at DreamWorks Studios with ColorForce, Inc. Later, Rosa attended University California Berkeley, where she studied Creative Writing, Theater, Dance Performance and majored in English. She even became a Short Story teacher for the Peter Chernin Peer Workshop sessions.
After graduating from Cal, Rosa took her camera and traveled to Istanbul in Turkey, Paris, Brazil, Salt Lake City, New York and Perú. On this journey, she took the time to investigate her work in media and her personal relationships to communities around the world. This experience alongside her history as an immigrant in Los Angeles enriched her storytelling abilities as a writer, filmmaker and documentarian. She later found a home at Casa 0101 Theater through a playwriting class and became a writer/associate producer for the Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme play festival. She now serves on the Casa 0101 Theater Board.
Rosa is interested in developing stories that center and enrich the dimensionality of womenhood through characters who fight against all odds to achieve their dreams. She loves collaborating and telling stories about strong women and children with super powers. Rosa is a co-creator on various projects, and has a warm spot in her heart for Science Fiction or Indigenous Futurism. As a strong collaborator, her goal is to someday be part of a television writer’s room. Follow some of her journey on IG/Twitter, @mizperu.
Press & PR
Latina Independent Film Extravaganza Festival - "Spirit of the Festival" award
Los Angeles, CA - 2023
1st Place Winner: "CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge"
Los Angeles, CA - 2022
US Congress: House of Representatives Certificate of Special Recognition for 2021 Boca de Oro Visual Arts Festival w/
The Wayward Artist
Santa Ana - 2021
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, 2021
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
Artists En Acción
Los Angeles, CA
Ella Sports Foundation
Angela's Pulse, Core Artist
New York, NY
Inner City Filmmakers, Graduate
Los Angeles, CA
Artist Magnet Justice Alliance
SF & Los Angeles, CA
Health Support: Covid-19 Compliance Officer for For Music Video, Commercial, Television and Film Production Sets
LinkedIn: Robert M. Bakis, President & CEO at Paramount LinkedIn Shout Out!, 2022
Variety: CBS Studios Announces BIPOC Casting Fellowship, Sets Second Cohort for Leadership Pipeline Challenge, 2022
Persistence of Sound: "Chabuca Susana Mami & Me" Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme, 2021
American Theatre: Jose Solís: The Critic Cheerleader, and Critics' Lab Leader, 2020
The Queer 26: The Dark Comedy "Ellay" Focuses on the Latinx Experience in Los Angeles, April 2020
LA LISTA Podcast: Rosa Navarrete, 2019
Los Angeles Times: 'Teatro Moz': A theater festival in Boyle Heights takes on love, loss and the Mexican fascination with Morrissey, 2016
Brooklyn & Boyle: "Comete Flores" Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme, 2017
LA1News: "El Rey" Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme, 2016