Carolina Pilar Xique is a multi-hyphenate theatre and film actress, director, writer, and producer. An LA Native, she received her B.A. in Theatre Arts Performance from Cal State Long Beach, acting in theatrical productions such as Vagina Monologues, Macbeth, Funfair, Stop the World, I Want To Get Off, and After Orlando with Cal Repertory Company. Carolina specializes in devised theatre, having produced productions such as Dreamers: Aquí y Allá (voted “Best Play” by the OC Weekly), Generation XYZ, Mi Amiga La Luna, and Contigo Theatre Company's Stitching Stardust. She directed Venus in Fur, and musically directed First Date, West Side Story, Mulan Jr., and High School Musical. As an actress, Carolina has participated in multiple productions and readings, including Playwright Arena's reading of Brown Face, Project Nongenue's reading of A Tempest, and most recently, the 2022 Paul Robeson Festival's staged reading of Negra. In October of 2021, was was awarded the Individual Artist Fellowship Grant of $5000 from the California Arts Council to aid in the development and production of a staged reading of her longtime project, Wilber's Dream, held in September of 2022.
She has worked with multiple acclaimed Los Angeles arts companies and organizations, including Independent Shakespeare Co., La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, Circle X Theatre Company, Playwrights' Arena, Greenway Theater Court, Projected Nongenue, BLKLST, the recently disbanded LA STAGE Alliance, and now works as Program Coordinator at The Music Center. In 2020-2021, she served as Artistic Director for Streamlight Theatre Company in Long Beach, which had been the producer of the virtual event, The Festival of Healing, as well as the popular, pandemic-safe Halloween event, Chiu's Haunted Drive-Thru. The company recently disbanded to pursue independent artistic ventures. She is currently working with the BLKLST, a BIPOC created and led mechanism of accountability through transparency and community oversight in the Los Angeles Theatre Community, to create a podcast educating and commenting on the work still needed to bring true anti-racist theatrical practices to the Los Angeles community. Most recently, she has worked with Thumbprint Studios, Chicago, Mental Haus, and the Long Beach Playhouse in producing for their 24-hour theatre festivals, respectively. Her artistic work reflects her mission to bring voice to Latinx/Afro-Latinx experiences and to uplift the theatre community in Los Angeles.