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Andrew Lara Cervantes

213-300-5071• GlitteringAndy@gmail.com

 

I am a 4th generation Latinx artist living in beautiful El Sereno, California. I have been teaching traditional Heritage Arts for over 10 years to all age groups. I also host writing workshops and direct theatrical plays and films. My goal is to empower people to flex their creative muscles and “ARTicipate” in the beautiful world of art.


 

Experience

2016-present      Writer and Director     

  • 2021 in preproduction for El Marijuano short film

  • 2021 participated in Queer Film Lab

  • 2020 Wrote and Directed “Consent”, short film

  • 2020 Wrote and Directed “Mercedes” for Frida Kahlo 10 Minute Theater Festival

  • 2019 Wrote and Directed “All About My Mother” for Frida Kahlo 10 Minute Theater Festival

  • 2019 Wrote and Directed “Gentrifier” for Frida Kahlo 10 Minute Theater Festival

  • 2018 Wrote and Co-Directed “El Marijuano” for Short and Sweet Theater Festival-Hollywood

  • 2018 Producer for East Side Queer Stories Theater Festival

  • 2018 Wrote and Directed “El Marijuano” for Frida Kahlo 10 Minute Theater Festival

  • 2018 Producer for East Side Queer Stories Theater Festival

  • 2017 Wrote and Co-Directed “My Sisters” for Frida Kahlo 10 Minute Theater Festival

  • 2016 Producer for East Side Queer Stories Theater Festival

  • 2016 Participated in Director Intensive with East Side Queer Stories 

2013-present   Director of Arts Programming    El Sereno Community Arts

  • Develop art classes and curriculum

  • Liaison with artists and educators

  • Produce art-based community events

2012-present     Art Instructor              Plaza de la Raza

  • Create course curriculum

  • Teach weekly classes


 

Education






 

2002-2004            Fine Arts           Cal State Los Angeles University 

  • 3.0                      (degree in progress)

 

1996-1998            Fine Arts           Est Los Angeles College 

  • 3.8

 

 

Skills and Achievements

Achievements:

  • 2021 Awarded scholarship to Fringe Fest Hollywood 

  • 2020 Grand Jury Prize award for “Consent” at Outfest Fusion

  •  Finalist in Short and Sweet Short Play Festival 2018

  • Playwright and Director in 10 Minute Theater Festival 2019 at Frida Kahlo Theater

  • Playwright and Director in 10 Minute Theater Festival 2018 at Frida Kahlo Theater

  • Featured artist at A Night on Broadway 

  • LGBT Hero Award recipient for East Side Queer Stories Festival

  • Recognition by City of Los Angeles for Dia de los Muertos Festival 

  • Recognition by City of Los Angeles for Paper Mache for Arts Day L.A.

  • First Place award at Hollywood Forever Dia de los Muertos-Alebrijes


 


 

Interests

I have a love for art and culture. I enjoy teaching and sharing the arts because they help people connect with their heritage.  I love ceramics and paper mache and am a master piñata maker. I am also a writer, storyteller, and director. I believe our stories are important and telling them is claiming your space in this world.


 

References

Angelica DeLaTorre  

Executive Director- El Sereno Community Arts

Tel: 323-304-1232  

Email: angie@elserenocommunityarts.com  

 

Ana Bernal  

Executive Director- Q-Youth

Tel: 626-607-7351  

Email: ana@qyouthfoundation.org