Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete was raised by strong and funny Peruvian womxn. At the age of five, Rosa's mother took her and her three year old sister on journey from Perú to Los Angeles to be reunited with her father. This experience informs Rosa's creative works, and gives her a unique perspective in the world. It influences her creative choices and collaborative projects. Rosa is able to tap into empathy, connection, and a sense of adventure. Her work has been described as storytelling with heart and humor - elements that ring true in her life.
Rosa is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley’s English/Creative Writing program, a 2021 Justice for My Sister BIPOC Sci-Fi Screenwriting fellow, and a recent Winning writer of the 2022 CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge. Read the Variety Article here and see President & CEO at Paramount, Robert M. Bakish give the winning film In Tune a shout out.
Rosa was introduced to the entertainment industry at the age of eighteen through the nonprofit film school Inner-City Filmmakers. With their support, she landed jobs at Univision Network, Disney, and DreamWorks Studios with ColorForce, Inc. These jobs were incredible, and eventually she had to step away to follow her dream of being the first in her family to get a university degree.
After graduating from UC Berkeley with an English degree emphasis on Creative Writing & Dance Performance, Rosa grabbed her Canon camera and travelled to Turkey, Paris, Brazil, SLC, & New York to pursue independent documentarian and creative collaborations. This experience enriched her storytelling abilities as a writer, filmmaker, improvisor, and documentarian.
Rosa currently resides in Los Angeles, where she work as a Community Engagement Manager at Invertigo Dance Theatre and serves on the Casa 0101 Theater Board of Directors. Since returning to Los Angeles she has immersed herself in the theater arts and indie filmmaking world. She writes, acts, produces and directs with incredible emerging artists in the city.
Rosa favorite topics to write about are strong womxn, children with super powers, and underdogs. She collaborates on projects that empower BIPOC/Latinx(e) communities, as she is a strong believer that media representation matters. Media specifically, has the power to validate someone's existence in the world. Rosa is on a personal journey to investigate her unknown indigenous connection to Perú; a path she believes will make her a stronger mother, writer, and leader in her community. As she continues to develop her artistic voice, Rosa keeps herself aligned with the message that the arts should be accessible to all. She sends courage and love to all the shy spirits everywhere, who have a secret wild side. Thanks for visiting her site today. Keep in touch on IG/Twitter, @mizperu.
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
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