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Ciarlene Coleman is a San Diego-based actor, vocalist, composer, theatre maker, and storyteller. She has performed with several organizations across the county including La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theater, New Village Arts, Barn Stage Company, and SeaWorld San Diego. Ciarlene is also a founding Co-Artistic Director of MaArte Theatre Collective, a nationally-recognized organization dedicated to creating space for the Filipino-American experience through theatre. She currently studies with the Meisner Chekhov Integrative Technique Studio. A graduate from the Music Department at UC San Diego, Ciarlene also composes original music which has been recognized by the UC San Diego Department of Arts and Humanities. She develops her original works of writing, including original theatre pieces and other forms of media, to continue to tell stories. Her original, solo show YOUR BEST AMERICAN GIRL, received several 2019 Artist Awards from the 7th Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival, including Outstanding World Premiere, Critic’s Pick, Best of Fest, and a Cultural Exchange Award. YOUR BEST AMERICAN GIRL will be sent to the New Zealand and Adelaide Fringe Festivals in 2020.