Sabina Zuniga Varela, originally from New Mexico, holds an MA in Special Education from The University of New Mexico and an MFA in Acting from The University of Southern California. As a proud member of Actor’s Equity she has performed in all three of Luis Alfaro’s Greek Adaptations (Bruja at the Magic Theatre; Mojada at The Public Theatre; Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles; Portland Center Stage, OSF & The Getty Villa; Oedipus El Rey at The Dallas Theater center; Electricidad at The National Hispanic Cultural Center) Other regional theatre credits include: Culture Clash’s Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse) You Never Can Tell (CalShakes), Native Gardens (World Premiere Cincinnati Playhouse), Culture Clash’s Chavez Ravine (Kirk Douglas Theatre),A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center), Water By The Spoonful (TheatreWorks) The Tenth Muse and The Heart of Robin Hood (World Premier & U.S. Premier OSF) El Nogalar (The Fountain Theatre) & Still Life (NHCC).
Television credits include: Madame Secretary, Snowfall and American Crime.
Awards: 2015 Lead Performance Award Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle as Medea in Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, 2015 Ovation Award Chavez Ravine Best Production.
2014 Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle Nomination for Principal Actress in a Drama Water by the Spoonful, 2007 New Mexico Hispano Entertainer’s Association: Female Performer of the Year for Still Life & The Magdalena Cantata
Sabina began her journey in theatre as a director, those credits include: Rio De Lagrimas by Las Meganenas, Bernabé by Luis Valdez, World Premier Gas by Elizabeth Otero and Kino and Teresa by James Lujan.