Theatre Department Chair and Faculty
Juanita A. Rodrigues (Artistic Director, TriCord Productions)
Juanita is the Theatre Department Chair and faculty member at Boston Arts Academy; she was also artistic director of "TriCord Productions"; which was nominated for an I.R.N.E award for best ensemble as part of Company One's Fringe Festival for Boston’s 2003 theatre season. She was also the 2021 recipient of the Mabel Williams Award. This award is for educator who provides foundational culturally responsive youth development in historically Black communities. Juanita holds a B.S.S.P. in Speech and Communication, a Master of Arts in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and a certificate of completion for Meisner Technique where she studied with Larry Silverberg.
Her Directing Credits include A MORE PERFECT UNION by Kirsten Greenidge, and TWLIGHT IN LOS ANGELES (co-director, the colored Museum by George C. Wolf, Medea by Euripides, Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Every 28 Hour Festival, Prospect High: Brooklyn by Daniel Robert Sullivan, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Enuf by Ntozake Shange, The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon, Wilderness by Alice Childress, Joe Tuner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson, Blues for Mr. Charlie by James Baldwin, A day of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward, On Strivers Row by Abram Hill, A Soldiers Play by Charles Fuller, and Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe. Juanita’s acting credits (theatre) include, Aunt Elegua in THE BROTHER SISTER PAYS by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Company One), Rebekah in SIX ROUNDS SIX LESSONS by John ADEkoje (Company One), Hannah Tupper in the Emerson Stage production of THE WITCH OF BLACK BIRD POND (guest artist), St. Monica and Henrietta Iscariot in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT by Stephen Guirgis (Company One), Eunice in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams (Roxbury Community College), and Mamie in GET RID OF THE ROACHES by Jacqui Parker (Women on Top Festival BCA). Film and television credits include: Mary in Broad Squad by Bess Wohl, and Clinician Nancy in the film Knockaround Kids by John ADEkoje; Radio Credits include the award winning WGBH radio drama TURF by Robbie McCauley.