Olivia Espinosa is an actor, director, and playwright.  She has over two decades of experience teaching performing arts, playwriting and dramaturgy (helping playwrights revise their play in preparation for production).

In 2022, she was nominated for best supporting performer in a play by BroadwayWorld San Diego for her performance as Lore/Nena in Azul (Diversionary Theater); American Mariachi (Denver Center New Play Summit); The Astronaut Farmworker, A Lonely Boy’s Guide to Survival… (La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour).

As a director, Olivia was honored as the recipient of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s most prestigious award- The Phil Killian Directing Fellowship where she was assistant director to Bill Rauch on Off the Rails by Randy Reinholz, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure highlighting the haunting and resilient stories of Native Americans during the U.S. Indian Boarding School movement. She’s also an ensemble member of Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles.

Olivia has assistant directed under many prominent Broadway directors at the La Jolla Playhouse, including Tony award winning director, Tina Landau. www.oliviaespinosa.com