Marisol Best received her M.F.A from the University of Florida where she studied acting. Prior to that Marisol received a dual degree in Theatre and Spanish from San Diego State University. She has worked both nationally and internationally as an educator, co-writer and actor. While residing in Seattle, Ms. Best was a faculty member of the Seattle Children’s Theatre; she also worked for Living Voices, Book-it Repertory, Open Door Theatre. In 2009 Marisol moved to Oaxaca and launched a new project with her own company, Nundeya Theatre, where she conducted classes, created devised work and trained future theatre educators.

In 2010, she returned to San Diego and joined La Jolla Playhouse as the Education & Outreach Associate. As the current recipient of the 2012 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fund Award, Marisol will be partnering with San Diego Junior Theatre and Crystal Mercado to write a new play with San Diego teens, local residents and theatre artists. The play’s theme will be centered on the positive and negative effects technology has on multiple generations and how it has shaped our way of life. This specific project will be titled Opehqueh, which in Nahualt tongue means, “they began.”

Marisol Best

M.F.A: School of Theatre and Dance
University of Florida