Denise Yvette Serna


Denise is an international theatre practitioner and arts activist. Denise holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from London’s East 15 Acting School, and co-founded Global Hive Laboratories, an international collective working toward a global theatre through an intentional practice of Active Access and community exchange. Denise is also an alumna of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Multicultural Fellowship, and is one of artEquity’s diverse cadre of facilitators who support equity-based initiatives nationwide. Her directing and curating credits include productions with Teatro Vista, Curious Theatre Company, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Neo-Futurists, Goodman Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble,  Strawdog Theatre Company,  Loyola University, The Latinx Theatre Commons, Pop Magic Productions, Victory Gardens Theater, Prop Thtr, El Semillero, Steep Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, The Cockpit Theatre, The Pleasance Theatre, NoveTeatro, Pocoapoco, and Teatro Trieste Trentaquattro.