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Carolina Đỗ (she/her) is an actor, playwright, producer, and community organizer.
As a first generation Việt born in America, the child of refugees and descendant of freedom fighters, I believe strongly in the power of weaving new and de-colonizing narratives for new world building.
My work is grounded in storytelling as a tool in the fight for liberation and centers around transgenerational healing, diasporic longings, and collective storytelling. I am a founding Artistic Leader of The Sống Collective whose mission is to nurture a community of artists whose work explores questions of identity, race, intersectionality, immigration, and the refugee experience.
As an actor, I have worked on Broadway in back-to-back shows at Second Stage, collaborated with PlayCo, Piper Theater, LoadingDock, CreativeTime. Films and works that I have been a part of has screened at SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Outfest, AAIFF, among many others.
As a playwright, I have incubated my work with the Naked Angels' Issue Project Lab and Piper Theater. My play, My Mother's Daughter, was a 2019 Space On Ryder Farm Semifinalist and 2020 BRICLAB Finalist. I just completed a two-week residency at JACK, centered on exploring conversations with our ancestors and how to hold onto hope.
As a community organizer, my work is grounded in radical care. I organize where I am needed: anti-deportation work, community fridges, bailouts, jail support, undocumented communities, mutual aid, etc.
Two upcoming panels at: NYTW (April 14th) and Kyoung's Pacific Beat (April 20th)
The Sống Collective is curating an event in May for the Asian Cultural Council featuring works by Bao Phi, Ruby Ibarra, Stacy Nguyen, Sara Porkalob, Anu Bhatt, and Joe Ngo
Just wrapped an episode on Blue Bloods (Feb 2021)
Producing a series, Departe, about a group of Romanian expats navigating the lockdown overseas.
"River's Message" by Conrad A. Panganiban, directed by Jeffrey Lo, with San Francisco Playhouse
Featured in The United Asian Americans' Planting Justice Zine
Sponsor A Succulent initiative with PlayCo to get 500 succulents out to people who have been most impacted by the isolation of the pandemic.
Manager: Jean-Louis Diamonika @ Invictus Entertainment -
Agent: U-Shin Kim @ UGA Talent -
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