Manuela is a trilingual actor based between Vancouver and New York City. A Venezuelan-American raised in Canada, she celebrates her complex cultural identity, bringing nuance to the diverse characters she embodies on stage and screen. Her passion for finding new kinds of storytelling has led her to collaborate internationally with playwrights, directors and choreographers to develop new works. Manuela holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University in French and Theatre, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University.


..." a few players are worthy of the highest commendation. Manuela Sosa, a MFA candidate who portrays Frida Kahlo in the show, is truly the most exciting actor to watch. She is nothing short of a commanding presence, captivating the entire audience every time she steps onto the stage."

- Jake Tibbettes Columbia Student News

"I must emphasize how bewildering the experience was: twice in the play, impassioned dialogues between lovers transform into full-on dance sequences. Paulina’s (Manuela Sosa) flamenco stomping, in particular, was rather unexpected and highly memorable."

- Levi Cohen Columbia Student News

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"as played by Sosa, Stella reveals herself to be a woman of indomitable will... In a bravura scene the physical and psychological toll Pedro Sr's illness is taking on Stella is made clear as Sosa skips rope while reciting a litany of Pedro's symptoms, the drugs he's taking, and the food items she's daily consuming from the vending machines in the hospital; Sosa does not miss a beat on either count."

- Peter Dickinson Performance, Place, and Politics

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