My name is Mauricio Tafur Salgado and in this moment I am divinely tormented +first gen born to proudly subversive Colombians with graduate degrees + brown skinned + aspiring bio-regionalist + cis-hetero + married + artist pursuing justice and healing through a decolonial framework. I come from the everglades watershed, my antepasados and a solid plate of my grandma’s arepas and buñuelos. My educational background begins in the public schools and community centers of South Florida among migrant farm workers. It was amongst those folks that I learned the power of the theatre to break through patriarchal and generational chasms.
I then continued my training as a mischief-maker at the Juilliard School; in pedagogies of resistance at Union Theological Seminary in NYC, and in radical breathing at Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA.
And somewhere at the soft center of all of that is this continuous dance that I am joyously fumbling through with my beloved and the divine.
In the fall of 2019, Mauricio will join the Theatre Studies faculty at NYU and will oversee the Applied Theatre Studies minor for the undergraduate program.
Here is a link to an interview with Mauricio on The Compass Podcast: