TWO SPIRIT XICANA LESBIANA ARTISTA
In service of my peoples: past, present & future
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Adelina Anthony is the eldest daughter of eight and was raised primarily on the Southside of San Anto, Tejas. She credits her childhood home of MeXicanidad, Spanglish, and the fortune of being raised under her mother’s coyote/trickster/traviesa ways as her first artistic training ground. Because of her mother, joy and laughter were found in the deepest wells of sorrow. It is no surprise then that humor is a trademark in Adelina’s works.
Adelina has studied theater or ritual performance with Patrick Kelly, Cora Cardona, Cherríe L. Moraga, and Celia Herrera Rodriguez. She was mentored in screenwriting by Ruth Atkinson. Invited to participate as a Master Artist by Pangea World Theater and Art2Action in the National Institute of Directing and Ensemble Creation (2015, 2017 & 2019)—Adelina always finds this gathering space profoundly inspiring because of the like-minded and like-spirited artists she meets.
Over the past thirteen years, she has consistently collaborated with her creative hermano, D’Lo, in theater and film projects. Works by visual/performance/filmmaker artist-friends like Sharon Bridgfoth, Daniel Alexander Jones, Virginia Grise, Masami Kawai, Aurora Guerrero, Izumi Ahizawa, Hector Silva, Marjorie Beaucage, Abel Rodriguez, Ana-Marine Lara, Alma Lopez and Nancy Chargualaf Martin, and many others continue to inspire her on the daily.
Adelina is the creator/facilitator of Teatro Q—a space for QTPOC to study and practice performance and writing. Initially funded in 2006 and for three years in a row by the City of Los Angeles through an Artist-in-Residence grant and supported by the Southern California Library—she continues to teach components of this workshop at cultural centers and college campuses. She is currently teaching private classes in performance for theater/film and writing to youth and adults.
She is a member of SAGAFTRA/AEA.
Adelina is often booked on the university circuit for film screenings, presentations, keynotes, workshops and more. Please inquire with her Business Manager, Marisa Becerra, at least three months in advance. Inviting sponsors must provide an honorarium, housing and travel.
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MOST CURRENT WORKS 2018-2019
VIDA (Television Series)
ADELINA performs as “ROCKY”
Creator/Showrunner: Tanya Saracho
Seasons 1 & 2
ODE to PABLO (short film)
A YOUNG, QUEER DEAF MAN HOLDS HIS GROUND AGAINST THE NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS ON THE BASKETBALL COURT.
WINNER of the 2018 Latino Public Broadcasting Public Media Content Fund/ Executive Produced by AdeRisa Productions
WORLD PREMIERE: July 15, 2019
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: July 23, 2019 (Outfest)
GUARDING SANTOS (short film)
A MEXICAN AMERICAN CHILD REBELS AGAINST GENDER NORMS, FORCING HER TRADITIONAL PARENTS TO MAKE A CHOICE ABOUT HOW TO RAISE HER.
WRITER: Marisa Becerra
Executive Produced by AdeRisa Productions
WORLD PREMIER: Outfest Fusion 2019 (on the festival circuit)
LA SERENATA (short film)
TWO PARENTS STRUGGLE WITH THEIR BELOVED MEXICAN MUSICAL TRADITION WHEN THEIR SON REQUESTS A LOVE SONG FOR ANOTHER BOY.
WRITER: Ernesto Javier Martínez
WORLD PREMIER: Outfest Fusion 2019 (currently on the film festival circuit)
2019 La Serenata wins the Imagen Award for Best Short
2019 La Serenata wins the Jury Award for Best Short (Out Film CT)
2019 La Serenata wins the Audience Award for Best Short (QWOCMAP)
2018 Amigas with Benefits wins Imagen Award for Best Short
2017 Ode to Pablo wins the Latino Public Broadcasting PMCF Award
2017 Amigas with Benefits wins the Latino Public Broadcasting PMCF Award
2015 Lambda Literary Finalist - The Beast of Times
2014 Lambda Literary Finalist - Las Hociconas
2014 Sundance Intensive Fellow
2013 Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship Award (Film Independent Project Involve)
2010 National Performance Network Creation Fund Award
2010 Sandra Cisneros’ Del Moral Foundation Award
2009 L.A.C.E. Award in Entertainment & Arts (L.A. LGBT Center)
2007 C.O.L.A. Fellowship Artist in Solo Performance (Los Angeles)
2007 Best Solo Performance Nomination (Los Angeles)
2003 PEN USA Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellow
Award winning short films penned by Adelina Anthony include: 2018 - The Daily War (to be directed by Karla Legaspy); 2016 - Get the Life (directed by Ozzy Villazon) and 2013 - You’re Dead to Me (directed by Wu Tsang)