Artist Bio

Marcela Muñoz

(Bio as of June 2022)

Marcela Muñoz is a director, actor, teaching artist and translator. She is the Managing and Co-Artistic Director of Aguijón Theater, Chicago’s longest-running Latino theater company. Besides her long history with Aguijón Theater, her Chicago stage acting and directing credits include Teatro Luna, Teatro Vista, Victory Gardens Theatre and Goodman Theatre. Other directing credits include Urban Theater Company, Chicago Dramatists and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has also been Assistant Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Writers Theatre. As actor/director she has participated in international theater festivals in Peru, Argentina and Colombia. Deeply committed to mentoring and creating opportunities for young artists, she developed and leads the Nuestra Cultura Theater Program at Aguijón Theater for After School Matters. She studied Communications at DePaul University, is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf, a 3Arts Award recipient and currently serves on the Board of the League of Chicago Theatres.