About 

Peruvian
Immigrant
Writer
Actor
Director
& mom

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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 a travel excursion from Perú to Los Angeles to be reunited with her father. They took another female friend on the trip. This journey nourishes Rosa's creative works, and gives her a unique perspective when collaborating on projects; helping her find empathy, connection, and a sense of adventure in her personal works. Rosa's storytelling abilities have the capacity for joy, pain, and comedy - which are all elements that ring true in her own personal life.

In high school, Rosa used her visual learning skills to participate 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 and the technical side of the entertainment industry at the age of eighteen.  Rosa worked as a set assistant for music videos, films, and experimental indie 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, which also served as a window into a new life adventure. Berkeley felt like an entirely different planet to Los Angeles and being at the comfort of home. Yet she knew that as a first generation student, she had to take advantage of all she could. 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 in the Humanities Department. 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 Professors 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. Rosa spent an afternoon by his graveside telling him about Perú in the 90's and her writing adventures as an immigrant girl in Los Angeles. Since a young age she has always been interested in the unexplained; ghosts, aliens, and conspiracy theories. So journaling and sketching beside Cesar Vallejo's tomb felt more like visiting a long distant cousin than anything morbid.

This past year, Rosa has used her time to develop three original TV pilots inspired by her life experiences. Rosa gets her kicks writing about strong womxn who challenge the norm and children with super powers. She thoroughly enjoys collaborating on projects that empower BIPOC/Latinx(e) communities, as she is a strong believer that representation in media truly matters. * As a new mom, Rosa is on a personal journey to investigate her unknown indigenous connection to Perú; she foresees her son's inquiry about family roots. As she develops as a writer, director and performing artist she continues to learn the power that comes from knowing yourself fully and loving yourself as you are. For this reason, Rosa hopes to empower all the chubby brown girls who come across her work. As a teaching artist she strongly believes that the arts should be accessible to all. The arts contain the power to validate someone's existence in the world. It also has the ability to connect us to those whom we think are different from us. Empathy is necessary now and forever. She sends courage and love to all the shy spirits everywhere, who have a secret wild spirit. Thank you for visiting her site today. IG/Twitter: @mizperu | rosa.l.navarrete@gmail.com

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

www.casa0101.org

Los Angeles, CA  
2017-Present

Artists En Acción

www.instagram.com/artistsenaccion

Los Angeles, CA
2019-Present
 

Ella Sports Foundation​
https://ellasportsfoundation.org
2021

Angela's Pulse, Core Artist

www.angelaspulse.org

New York, NY
2013-Present

Inner City Filmmakers, Graduate

www.innercityfilmmakers.com

Los Angeles, CA  
2002

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