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Meet our lead actress Alma Villegas

Posted on March 6, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Introducing our lead actress for 26 Miles, Alma Villegas. Alma will be portraying Beatriz, the mother of 15 year old Olivia. Beatriz is a strong, loving, but impulsive mother who was separated from her daughter when she and Olivia’s father split up years earlier. When Olivia calls her in distress in the middle of the night, Beatriz picks her up and spontaneously takes her on a roadtrip to Yellowstone Park. While on the road, the two grow to know each other and form a bond based on their shared heritage and familial love.

Alma is thrilled to be working with Latino Theatre Project for the first time in 26 Miles. She is also very excited to partner again with director Julie Beckman in the development of another strong and vibrant Latina character like Beatriz. Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Alma received her Bachelor’s in drama at San Diego State University and performed at several theatres in the San Diego area before moving to Seattle in 1993. She appeared in several productions between 1993 and 2000 with Aha Theatre, Empty Space, The Group Theatre, New City theatre, among others. In 2001, she decided to devote her time to music forming the band Alma y Azúcar paying homage to the Cuban classics and the queen of salsa, Celia Cruz. Last spring, she returned to the stage in Ese Teatro’s production of Bernie’s Apartment a modern adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s, the House of Bernarda Alba. For more information on Alma y Azucar, visit

Get your tickets today to see our production of 26 Miles by Pulitzer prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes. You won’t want to miss this beautiful Latino story. Tickets available here:

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