Alida Holguín Gunn: Amanda Bella
Arizona native/actress/director/teaching artist, and staff member of Borderlands Theater, is their Education Outreach Programs Manager. She is currently directing the Coyote y Culebra Youth Project: Wind in the Shadows, an original piece of theater inspired and created by students and Alida, as part of an in-school workshop, writing and performance project. She previously directed Coyote y Culebra & Javalino Balerino, as part of the Folktales Youth Project, developed by Borderlands and Folklorist Professor Maribel Alvarez. She is also a performer with the company. Some of her Borderlands credits include: Alice, Lidless; Jocasta, Oedipus el Rey and Christina, Electricidad, both by Luis Alfaro; Esmeralda, Earthquake Chica; Picuka, Oliver Mayer’s Conjunto; and the Bride, Bodas de Sangre. Other credits include: Kate, Rouge Theaters’ Immortal Longings; Frida Kahlo, Still Life with Chamber Music Plus; Abby, Fiction for Beowulf Alley (nominated for MAC award; best actress 06); Killer, Killer in Love with Camilla’s Theater, NY; and her own one-woman show Vein, NY. Technical credits include Assistant Director/Stage Manager/Lighting/Sound Technician; A Tucson Pastorela; Maggie/Magalita; The Wrestling Season; Frozen, Beowulf Alley Theater; Caged, NY; One Woman series of Productions at Camilla’s Theater, NY; and The Stella Adler Theater, LA. She has been in several commercials and a few films. Alida attended the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Leadership Institute; worked for Herberger Theater in Phoenix with their Youth-at-Risk program; and interned at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A working extensively with the Latino Theater Initiative.