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Ricardo Gutierrez
Artistic Director

Ricardo is the Executive Artistic Director of Teatro Vista where he has directed A View From The Bridge, Momma’s Boyz, i put the fear of mexico in’em, and La Magica Posada.  Gutierrez has served as the Artistic Director of Nosotros in Los Angeles, The Canterbury Theatre in Indiana, and Absolute Shakespeare in Chicago.

Regionally, Ricardo has guest directed at Theatre 40, Nosotros, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, The Double Image Theatre, Loyola University and the University of Texas Pan Am. Gutierrez is the co-founder and Director of the Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists Chicago (ALTAchicago), a service organization dedicated to promoting and fostering Latino/a theatre artists in Chicago. 

As a producer, he has hired, supervised and evaluated artistic personnel for over one hundred theatrical productions.

As an actor, Gutierrez most recently appeared in the world premiere of The Upstairs Concierge at the Goodman Theatre where he was also recently seen in the world premieres of Song For The Disappeared and Fishmen. Gutierrez has appeared on stage at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, The Denver Center Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, and at Lookingglass Theatre. 

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Sylvia Hevia
managing & development DIRECTOR

Sylvia Hevia has a 15+ year track record of experience in successfully producing/marketing Latinx events and concerts . In 2013, she launched her own company, Sylvia Hevia Productions which is a multicultural event production company dedicated to bringing Latinx cultural events, performances and recording artists to Chicago. Her company has designed innovative events for McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association (MHOA), AARP, Univision Radio/TV, United Airlines and the Consulate of Argentina. In a joint event with MHOA, her company helped raise $40,000 in scholarships for
Latinx students in the Midwest. Hevia worked at the International Latino Cultural Center from 2011-2014 as Director of Marketing and Development where she monitored sponsorship relationships, directed all marketing campaigns and special events including the historic Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Hevia is a professional singer who has performed in various genres including, salsa, neo-soul, R&B, jazz, dance, and Latin pop. She has shared the stage with international artists: Arturo Sandoval, Frankie Negron, Grupo Niche, Cano Estremeda, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Trio Los Panchos, to name a few. She continues to perform with her band Sylvia Hevia y su Orquesta, Mechilex, Zyanya, 1950s Cuban Big Band and the Yuri Hevia's Chicago South American Ensemble.   

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Purdue University. 


Staff

Tom Vega-Byrnes, Financial Director, Board Member
Ramón Ybarra, Education Outreach
Cruz González-Cadel, Social Media Coordinator

PRESS & MEDIA RELATIONS

Jay Kelly
L.C. Williams & Associates
jkelly@lcwa.com, 312.565.4623, 312.315.3935 (cell)