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MANUELA SOSA

Known for her artistic appetite and powerful stage presence, Manuela is a trilingual actor based in New York City.  

A Venezuelan-American raised in Canada, she celebrates cultural complexity, revealing a nuanced diversity within the already diverse roles she portrays. She is trained in classical and contemporary acting, and her creative spirit has led her to collaborate internationally with playwrights, directors and choreographers to develop new works. Manuela holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University with a double major in French and Theatre Performance, and an MFA in Acting from Columbia University.

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..." 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