ADRIANA GAVIRIA is an actress, voice-over artist, writer, director, advocate and creative producer. She is Founding Member and Co-Artistic Director of The Sol Project, Producer of SolFest, and the Director of Technology and Innovation at Parent Artist Advocacy League. She is Founder of North Star Projects, an arts initiative hoping to create a better world, one project at a time. She previously worked as associate producer for Livin' the Dream web series and as a HowlroundTV producer and World Theatre Map ambassador for HowlRound. She serves on the national advisory boards of 50 Playwrights Project and FIU Theatre Alumni, and on the national steering committees of DRAMA and Latinx Theatre Commons, which was awarded the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award at the TCG National Conference in 2017.
Adriana has performed at regional theaters across the nation—most notably Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Miami New Drama. In New York, she has worked with numerous theater companies and organizations including The Public Theater, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Repertorio Español, Working Theater, The 52nd Street Project, IATI Theater and New York Stage and Film. Her television and film credits include "Person of Interest," "Law & Order: CI," "Sueños" and "Crabs in a Barrel," an HBO Latinx Short Film Competition wInner.
Her passion for working with youth and young adults have led her to volunteer with literary arts organizations such as Young Playwrights Inc., The 52nd Street Project and BookPALS.
Awards include the Los Angeles Theatre Center/Andrew W. Mellon Artistic Leader Fellowship, Fox Fellowship and National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts scholarship. She has participated in Cornerstone Theater Company's 2DI in Los Angeles, an intensive training in creating theater with and for communities. She is a graduate of the 2017 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) Leadership Institute and the 2018 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute. Ms. Gaviria received her BFA from Florida International University and her MFA from The David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University. She is a proud member of The Actors Center, SAG-AFTRA and the Actors' Equity Association. Adriana embraces the human spirit and aims to empower, inspire and build community through her work.