Marisa & Maribel Plasencia, twins born in Laredo, Texas, are interested in using performance to investigate conflicts that arise within the self and discuss sociopolitical topics that often remain silenced. Their work seeks to explore/stretch/question the threshold that connects these realms and is also heavily influenced by the fact that they currently live on opposite ends of the country [Marisa: bottom left corner of U.S.; Maribel: top right corner of U.S.].
Marisa & Maribel are both currently in graduate school (Marisa pursuing a PhD in Theatre and Maribel pursuing a PhD in Psychology). Marisa & Maribel draw upon interdisciplinary studies to create work that remains informed and open to ideas from a variety of fields.
Many educators have described the twins as quiet individuals. To some extent, this is true. We would much rather move.