Marie-Reine Velez (she/her)
Marie-Reine Velez is the assistant director of USC Visions and Voices and one of the co-founders and co-producing artistic leaders of Los Angeles–based Asian American theatre producing collective, Artists at Play. In both roles, she works with artists, administrators, faculty, students, and fellow producers to engage audiences through the power of the arts. As an arts leader, she works towards systemic anti-racism and equity through resource sharing, consent, and empathy.
A theatre and music events producer since 2005, Marie-Reine previously worked with TeAda Productions as a producer and general manager, and at Center Theatre Group in the literary department.
She is a board member of California Presenters and has served on national and regional committees of the Consortium of Asian American Theatres and Artists (CAATA); the Western Arts Alliance Professional Development and Hyphen+Asian committees; and the California Presenters Professional Development and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) committees.