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Jasmin Cardenas collaborated with William Estrada on PUPPETS + RESISTENCIA. She is a Chicago actress, director, published storyteller, deviser, and arts activist who uses the mediums of story and theater to move human hearts towards compassion and action. The daughter of Colombian immigrants, Jasmin uses teatro and play in joyful resistance to the status quo. Working with youth, low-wage temp workers, and Chicagoans across the city Jasmin uses theater, storytelling, viewpoints, and a technique called Theater of the Oppressed for collective action, critical thinking, solution finding, and healing. Recognized for her arts and civic engagement work, she was awarded a 2020-2022 LAB Fellowship by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. Recently adding playwright and filmmaker to her titles, she is a nationally touring storyteller and a proud SAG-AFTRA Actress.