S A R I T A   O C Ó N
is an award winning actor, community activist, and producing artist, dedicated to giving voice to the stories of marginalized, underrepresented communities. A fierce creative warrior, collaborating on various projects throughout the country.  

T H E A T R I C A L    C R E D I T S

New York: PLACAS (Off Broadway | Puerto Rican Traveling Theater)

Regional: Men on Boats (American Conservatory Theater); The River Bride (Arizona Theatre Company); Quixote NuevoEverybodyThe War of the RosesTwelfth Night (California Shakespeare Theater); The Life of GalileoLeaving EdenThe Crucible (PlayMakers Repertory); A Streetcar Named DesireTo The BoneOthelloWaiting For Lefty (Ubuntu Theater Project); PLACAS (South Coast Repertory, Los Angeles Theatre Center, CASA 0101, Gala Hispanic Theater, Su Teatro, SF International Arts Festival, Crest Theater, Living Arts Tulsa); Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (San Francisco Playhouse); Ghost Light (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); The Great Divide (Shotgun Players); Night Over Erzinga (Golden Thread Productions); Ghosts of the River (ShadowLight Productions); The House on Mango StreetSchool of the AmericasVisitor's Guide to ArivacaDog Lady / Evening StarLa Victima (Teatro Visión) and many others. ​​

She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA). 

Company member of HERO Theatre  in Los Angeles and the Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland. She is a co-founding member of the Bay Area Latinx Theatre Artists Network.  Sarita holds a BA in 

Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity from Stanford University.

 

A W A R D S   &   H O N O R S

2018 - 2020   Theatre Communications Group Fox Foundation Resident         Actor Fellowship, in partnership with PlayMakers Repertory Company

2018   Akonadi Foundation Beloved Community Fund Award 

2017   Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Award

2017   California Arts Council Local Impact Award

2016   RHE Charitable Foundation Artistic Fellowship​, in partnership with       Theatre Bay Area

2016   Creative Capacity Award

Photo by Eric Michael Roy 

 

Featured Press

TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellows Round 12

American Theatre, January 2018

TCG Announces 12th Round of Fox Actor Fellows

The new cohort includes Shawn Hamilton, Phillip Luna, Esteban Andres Cruz, Celeste Den, Autumn Ness, Sarita Ocón, and Nicky Paraiso.

NEW YORK CITY: The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) have announced the 12th round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients.

Read Article Here 

American Theatre's Role Call: People To Watch

ROLE CALL: PEOPLE TO WATCH,  March 2018

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know

From an activist in Oakland, Calif., to a scenic artist in Atlanta, from an educator in Los Angeles to a producer in New York City, check out this month's cohort of theatre workers.

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Broadway World, December 2016

Broadway World: 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards Celebration

Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with the RHE Charitable Foundation, awards The 2016 RHE Artistic Fellowship to activist and theatre practitioner, Sarita Ocón.  Read about the honor here >>

Theatre Bay Area, November 2016

Keep An Eye On: Sarita Ocón

Oakland-based actor Sarita Ocón has a knack for choosing projects that combine artistry with activism and 

deep social impact.  Read the interview >>

American Theatre, October 2016

Sarita Ocón Receives 2016 RHE Artistic Fellowship

The theatre artist and activist will receive a cash prize of $10,000 in December.  Read the article here >>

2016 NYC Regional Convening Latinx Theatre Commons, December 1st - 4th, 2016

Sarita was among the 65 national Latinx Theatre Artists traveling to New York City to participate in the

NYC Latina/o Theatre Commons Convening

 

 
 

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LEAVING EDEN

World Premiere by Mike Wilely Directed by Vivienne Benesch PlayMakers Repertory Company 2018 Photo Cred: Ken Huth