LATA AWARDS 2023: Mafer RodríguezApril 25, 2023
Mafer Rodríguez – is the Latin Alternative Theater Award winning producer for Best Comedy Production of the year. The play “Hamlet in Harlem” written and directed by Alberto Ferreras, also won Best Direction/Comedy and Best Ensemble. Ferreras & Myrna E. Duarte also are the recipients of the Best Production Award. The play had two successful seasons at TNC and most recently at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture.
•Mafer was nominated in 2017 LATA’s Emerging Director Award for “Hombres de bar en bar” (iShow NY Productions )
Mafer Rodríguez is a renowned Venezuelan actress, producer, and director who has managed to establish herself in the demanding world of show business in New York since she moved there in 2005.
Since she was young, Mafer showed a passion for the performing arts and began acting in student productions in Caracas. She studied at the University of the Arts in Caracas and dedicated herself entirely to theater, acting in multiple productions and gaining experience in producing theatrical shows. However, she was not satisfied with this and decided to venture into producing other artistic genres. As a result, she won the Production Direction of important music festivals such as the El Hatillo International Music Festival and the Miami World Music Festival.
In 2005, Mafer decided to move to New York, where she joined Repertorio Español, which allowed her to demonstrate her versatility as an actress and assistant director, showcasing her ability to adapt to different scenarios.
In 2010, she created the Venezuelan Art Festival, a very important platform for Venezuelan artists of all disciplines abroad, with the aim of promoting the talent of her country and disseminating Venezuelan culture in the world.
Currently, Mafer is dedicated to the production of audiovisual content with her production company, Whatako Productions, which is based in New York and develops projects for the general market, especially for the Hispanic market in the United States. With Whatako Productions, she has developed multiple projects, such as brand activations, immersive shows, videos, and original content, thus demonstrating her evolution with new trends and technologies in the entertainment world.