AMDA Faculty since: 2021
Dr. Marisol Santana is a classically trained performing artist. She has written, performed and produced theatre and multimedia art shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris and Florence, Italy. In 2011, her play Fashion the Musical won Best Overall Musical for the West Village Musical Theatre Festival at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. She is a pioneer of TESOL Drama, an approach to teaching English through drama to teachers and students internationally. She is a recipient of the Haven Foundation Grant (founded by Stephen King), the Dramatist Guild Playwriting Grant, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts/California Arts Council Grant, Max's Kansas City Project Grant, Moser-Burton Art Education Fellowship, Lily Endowment for the Arts Scholarship and the Ahmanson Arts Foundation Scholarship.
Santana, Marisol. A River In Savannah. Portland, Oregon, Drama Notebook, 2021.
Santana, Marisol. "An Introduction to Integrating Multimedia Arts Practices into Education." The Academic Forum, The Academic Affairs Publication, vol. 20, Fall 2017.
Santana, Marisol. "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: A Look at Beauty in Culture." In the Fray Literary Magazine, 2010.
Santana, Marisol. "Edward Hopper: A Review of an American Painter Icon." In the Fray Literary Magazine, 2010.
Santana, Marisol. "Look Out Van Gogh, the Paintings of Charles Burchfield Upstage New York City's Full Harvest Moon." In the Fray Literary Magazine, 2010 "
Santana, Marisol. "Creative Planets (Modalities of Art) Collide: The Big Bang of 1960s Multimedia Art." Teachers College, Columbia University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2017.
D.Ed., Art and Art Education, Columbia University
M.A., Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities, New York University
B.A., Theatre Arts, Pepperdine University