Audrey Samantha Romero

Audrey Samantha Romero

Artist Statement

As a theatre artist rooted in social justice, I create and collaborate on theatrical art that honors, celebrates, and empowers stories from Black, indigenous, people of color communities and the queer/trans community. Any time I act, write, dance, teach, organize, laugh, and yell; I am driven by the future of my community. I’m an actor who performs text written by feminine writers of color. I’m a writer who creates silly worlds dominated by goddess aliens. I’m a dancer who moonwalks but still taps to Broadway tunes. From project managing to teaching children’s theatre, I am blown away that we are capable of creating infinite art!  I am also driven by the idea that storytelling is capable of social change. Through exposing our communities to stories they’re usually deprived of, it’ll provide opportunities for self-growth and learning. Theatre has the potential to be a catalyst for someone to explore things about themselves or others in a new light. This can create new discussions, ideas, actions, and more!  My role as an artist is to imagine and help create a world where communities that look like mine can have access to theatre arts education, resources, and collaborative engagement. The more people in minoritized communities collaboratively engaging with each other and with art, has potential for so much growth, healing, and social change.  Though I’m pursuing the little kid’s dream in me to be an actor, my values of the community must align with my theatrical practice.