About Me

Viviana “Yura Sapi” Vargas (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and facilitator. They work through artistic mediums of including poetry, photography, illustration, theatre and film. Viviana is passionate about changing the world by working with others to create liberated spaces that uplift marginalized voices, experiences and storytelling. Viviana runs Advancing Arts Forward, a movement to advance equity, inclusion and social justice through the arts. They are a Cycle IV fellow of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship and part of artEquity‘s 2018 National Facilitator Training cohort. Viviana is a Steering Committee Member of the Latinx Theatre Commons and is a member of The Intersection, a network for intersectional entrepreneurs, freelancers, & professionals in tech, media, and business. They hold an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College and a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. Their work is regularly featured in the monthly zine, Young Ignorates. Viviana has worked with arts organizations including Theatre Communications Group, HowlRound Theatre Commons, Actors’ Equity Association, The Public Theater and CultureHub. Read their blog posts on “Why I’ve Changed My EDI Philosophy” and “My Beginnings” on Medium.

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Poems of a quest for liberation from the cages of colonization by Yura Sapi,
a photo and poetry series
Love Poems for Healing by Yura Sapi,
a photo and poetry series
🌳 Series, excerpts from @YuraSapi poetry
Advancing Arts Forward,
a movement to advance equity, inclusion and justice through the arts
Chicxs Happy Brownies,
a queer travel blog
The Coeds,
a webseries available on Amazon Prime
Kita y Fernanda by Tanya Saracho,
a dramaturgy site