The Artistic Director
Veronica Meza

Verónica was born in Guaymas, Sonora, México. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature and drama from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with additional study at The National Institute of Arts (INBA) in Mexico, and received an M.A. in Spanish Education from Bennington College. Veronica has an extensive theatre history in Mexico City, where she was an actress, assistant director and assistant producer. She participated in multiple plays, including El Cervantino and the Houston International Festival. In 2003, she created Teatro Nahual, a Spanish-language theatre in Santa Clara County, for which she has directed several Spanish-language performances in different theatres and cities throughout California. Veronica is also a playwright, whose works include Huelga sin palitos, Chismes de Machos and the adaptation of several Hispanic plays. Since 2004, Verónica also has developed her own methodology to lead beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish acting classes. Additionally, Veronica has collaborated with a variety of other organizations, such as Fuego Nuevo Ballet in San Jose, California, and the Day Worker Center in Mountain View, from whom she directed La espera, which was a play as well as a video that included workers from the Center alongside professional actors. In 2012, Veronica directed Teatro Nahual actors in Internet episodes of her story Mirela, about Alzheimer’s caregivers produced by Photozig in collaboration with Stanford University and National Institute of Aging. Veronica is the Spanish Department Chair at The Girls’ Middle School. She also is a writer of the cultural and education sections in the Hispanic newspaper, Alianza Metropolitan News  and has been honored with an honorific mention in 2004,  a golden award in 2009, and a first place for editorial with the article, “El Alzheimer en la Comunidad Latina” in 2015 from The National Hispanic Publications.