Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete immigrated with her mother and little sister from Perú to Los Angeles at the age of five. The journey north was difficult, and Rosa witnessed many wondrous and dangerous events along the way. Get a glimpse of Rosa’s experience in this piece titled “We Were Animals”.
Rosa, alongside amazing collaborators, 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.
Part of her journey in Los Angeles has been immersing herself in the world of the arts and community organizing. As a youth, she performed with a Peruvian Folklore dance group. In high school, she was introduced to Inner City Filmmakers - a nonprofit film school summer bootcamp that led to wonderful job opportunities. Rosa was exposed to journalism at Despierta America, Univision, and learn about Script Development for feature films at ColorForce, Inc. in association with DreamWorks Studios. Later, Rosa attended University California Berkeley, where she studied Creative Writing and Dance Performance. One of her fondest memories is being a Short Story facilitator 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 various creative and independent projects. On this journey, she took the time to investigate her work in media and her personal relationships to the various 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.
Now back in Los Angeles, Rosa has found a creative hub at Casa 0101 Theater. There she started as a playwriting student, who later became a writer/associate producer for the Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme play festival, then a Screenwriting Teaching Artists to youth 7-18 years old, and now she proudly serves on the Casa 0101 Theater Board.
Rosa writes and produces stories that elevate the female voice through multi-dimensional understanding of ancestry and spirit. Her main characters are inspired by the womxn in her life and her inner child who travelled all those years ago for a better future. Rosa thrives in collaborations and enjoys brainstorming alongside other artists. She hopes to someday be part of a TV Writers Room and contribute as a storyteller. Rosa is a co-creator on various projects, and has been exploring themes around Indigenous Futurism, Adventure, and Action. You can connect with Rosa on IG/Twitter, @mizperu. Thank you!
Latina Independent Film Extravaganza Festival - Sippin'
Winner of the "Spirit of the Festival" Award
Los Angeles, CA - 2023
1st Place Winner: "CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge" - In Tune
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