Alina Collins Maldonado is an actor, director, theater educator, and playwright based in the Washington, DC area. As an actor, she has performed at The Lincoln Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Folger Theatre, 1st Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre among others.
As a director, and bilingual theater educator, Alina has worked with youth arts programs in the DC area, guiding students in the creation and production of their own work. Alina has had the pleasure of creating theatre with students from ESOL classes and backgrounds as well.
As a playwright, Alina is invested in telling authentic stories from the hearts of underrepresented communities. With her journalistic approach to writing, she seeks out stories of memories and truths that spin unexpected threads of connection between us as humans. Alina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, from Virginia Commonwealth University. Alina is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.