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 Nuevo, Everybody, The War of the Roses, Twelfth Night (California Shakespeare Theater); The Life of Galileo, Leaving Eden, The Crucible (PlayMakers Repertory); A Streetcar Named Desire, To The Bone, Othello, Waiting 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 Street, School of the Americas, Visitor's Guide to Arivaca, Dog Lady / Evening Star, La Victima (Teatro Visión) and many others.
She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA).
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
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.
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.
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