ORIGINAL MONOLOGUES WRITTEN BY USTC STUDENTS
PERFORMED BY PAOLA LAZARO (THE WALKING DEAD), SHAKIRA BARRERA (GLOW), GABRIELA ORTEGA (HUELLA), & JORGE DIAZ (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY)
DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED, CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA
SARA SCOTT – DIEGO TINOCO – OLGA SEGURA & RYAN GALL
VERONICA OSORIO & ERIK ESCOBAR
Sara Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of Production Development at Universal Pictures and has been with the studio since 2010. During her tenure at Universal, Sara has worked on some of the studio’s most successful films and franchises such as Ted, Straight Outta Compton, Girls Trip, Get Out, Glass, and films in the Pitch Perfect, Jurassic World, and The Purge Franchises. Prior to joining Universal, Sara was an executive at Harpo Films. Sara lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, having grown up just outside of Philadelphia. Sara is an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and serves on the Advisory Board of Tonality. She studied Theatre Arts and Urban Studies at The University of Pennsylvania, where she received her B.A. Sara lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and has been involved with The Unusual Suspects since 2003.
Theatre helped me find my voice and gave me the tools to achieve a variety of personal and professional goals. Participating in the creation of theatre, or being a member of an audience, can be a transformative experience. Theatre teaches us to dream, to collaborate, to listen, and it allows us to see how taking chances can yield great product. Having experienced the power of theatre and education through theatre, I have been honored to be involved with the Unusual Suspects whose programs consistently help people find their voices while teaching them important life skills.
Diego Tinoco (Actor/Activist)
Best known for his starring role as Cesar Diaz in Netflix hit series On My Block, one of the #1 most-watched series of the streaming giant. Tinoco received the Horizon Award for Outstanding Newcomer from The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts in Washington, DC for his role in the hit series. Tinoco recently starred in the lead role of Nero in the Sony Pictures franchise Knights of the Zodiac opposite Mackenyu, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, and Madison Iseman directed by Tomasz Baginski (The Witcher). He also stars opposite Aaron Eckhart, Nick Cassavetes, and Stephen Lang in the forthcoming K-9 cop thriller for Highland Film Group, Muzzle, and recently starred as Tybalt in the feature film R#J directed by Carey Williams, from producer Timur Bekmambetov (Unfriended and Searching), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Tinoco just wrapped filming Bad Hombres, where he stars alongside Thomas Jane, Luke Hemsworth, and Tyrese Gibson. Tinoco is an outspoken advocate for under-privileged youth as a spokesperson for IOM’s Global Assistance Fund which helps save the lives of young human trafficking survivors and Sunburst Youth Academy – a tuition-free residential alternative high school focused on credit recovery and leadership skills for teens. Tinoco also founded the successful online acting school The Actor’s Campus.
Olga Segura is a Mexican producer, director, and activist known for finding the perfect combination of two worlds — film and activism. Her focus and efforts in creating spaces for Latinx, primarily women, have turned her into one of the biggest fighters for the community. She has made a meaningful impact, from collaborating and highlighting Latinx talent in her projects to creating opportunities. Segura co-founded The Latinx House, a platform for people who appreciate and support the excellence of the Latinx community; ADELANTE Directors Fellowship with the Sundance Institute, Netflix, and Shondaland to support the development of emerging female and non-gender binary Latinx directors. Along with activist Mónica Ramírez, actress Eva Longoria, and another 7 powerful Latinas, she co-founded Poderistas, the largest platform designed to empower and celebrate the next generation of Latinas. For her efforts as a prominent voice within the Latinx community, Segura was named in Forbes Mexico’s 100 Most Powerful Women of 2019.
As a filmmaker, Segura produced The Truth About Emanuel, which premiered at Sundance 2013 in the US Dramatic Competition; The Dinner, one of the films in Competition at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival; her last film, Waiting for the Barbarians, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2019. She is currently co-directing a documentary based on the 3-time Latin Grammy winner singer and composer Carla Morrison.
Ryan Gall is a TV, film & festival producer specializing in content and events integrating pop culture and social activism. In 2012, he co-founded the Global Citizen platform and music festival, which uses the power of music, content, and campaigns to engage millions of people to take action. Global Citizen Festivals are free, advocacy-driven events where fans earn their ticket by taking various actions. Since launching, more than 23.8 million actions have been taken, resulting in 1.29 billion lives impacted. Gall has produced the annual festival and TV broadcasts from New York’s Central Park and its international installments in India, Germany, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, and France. Recent TV and film projects include ACTIVATE, a 6-part doc series for National Geographic TV, Mission: Joy, a documentary about the remarkable friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Netflix, and One World Together At Home, a multi-network Lady Gaga hosted TV special that paid tribute to and celebrated frontline healthcare workers in 2020; the special featured Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey.
In 1962, Ridge made its fist Monte Bello, and two years later its first zinfandel. Since that time, Ridge has championed single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare and exceptional vineyards where climate, soil, and variety are ideally matched. With 22 awards, Ridge is among the top 5 wineries to earn the most Top 100 awards since the buying guide began in 1988.
A Three Night Stay in a gorgeous mid-century vacation rental in Palm Springs. It’s in one of the best neighborhoods, Vista Las Palmas. Right near Elvis’ and a Priscilla’s honeymoon getaway. As well as many stars of the day!
The Napa Valley Wine Train takes you on a 36-mile round trip discovery to St. Helena and back, stopping at celebrated wineries along the way. But it’s more than a train. It’s a luxuriously vintage setting. A lush, mesmerizing landscape. A divine four-course meal. Exclusive insider winery tours. An intimate shared experience.
Enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes tour for (4) four with Neftali Camacho, Collections Manager of Herpetology at the Natural History Museum in LA.
This also includes admission to the Museum. These private tours are usually reserved for Fellows-level members or higher!
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