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CLOSE QUARTERS: EPISODE 5
Olivia Cristina Delgado is a bilingual, conservatory-trained Mexican-American actress and Latino culture writer based in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in Los Angeles with roots in Zacatecas, Mexico, Olivia is passionate about telling relevant, accessible stories that promote social change and the Latino community, both onstage, on-screen, and in her writing, which has resonated with hundreds of thousands and been shared several million times.
Olivia’s stage experience runs the gamut of LA theatre venues: The Los Angeles Theatre Center, Skylight Theatre, The Colony, Kirk Douglas, Getty Villa, The Broad, among more intimate venues.
Olivia has been featured on the cover of American Theatre for her work in Evelina Fernandez’s landmark Chicano century cycle A Mexican Trilogy, of which LA Weekly wrote: “Delgado’s standout performance serves up the bulk of engaging comic delights.”
Olivia attended the Academy at Antaeus, trained with Tina Kronis of Theatre Movement Bazaar, and discovered narrative improv at Impro Studio. “Deftly combines mugging and subtlety,” the LA Times wrote about her work in the long-running improvised critic’s pick El Grande Circus.
Before pursuing a career in the arts, Olivia studied Psychology at UC Irvine, where she partnered as an educator with local schools. Olivia has continued her work as an educator, touring schools throughout Southern California with programs that teach health and conservation through plays and workshops. She plans to continue this work into the future, creating her own content to inform, inspire, and motivate the next generation.