Coya Paz

Coya Paz is is a writer, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. She is the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, a cofounder of the Proyecto Latina collective, and served as the founding co-Artistic Director of Teatro Luna for nine years. Coya is an Assistant Professor in The Theatre School at DePaul University and a regular commentator on race, politics, and pop culture on Above all, she believes in the power of poetry and performance to build community towards social change. Visit her on the web at


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