Paloma Valenzuela

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Paloma Valenzuela is a Dominican-American writer, director and actress originally from the city of Boston. In 2010, she started La Gringa Loca Productions a multi-media production operation which has since produced stage plays and audiovisual projects both in Boston and the Dominican Republic: "RANT!" (play, 2008), "Show Up" (play, 2012), and "Queseyocuanto" (play, 2012), "Onomatopeyas Dominicanas" (web series, 2013­-2014), an official commercial for Miss Rizos Salón in Santo Domingo (2015 and 2016), a comedic Boston-based web series “The Pineapple Diaries” (2015-2016) and the official music video for the song "2020" by Dominican artist AcentOh. In 2018 "The Pineapple Diaries" was Official Selection at the New Orleans Film Festival.

Paloma is currently a teaching artist at GrubStreet in Boston and working on pre-production for the third season of "The Pineapple Diaries" set to be produced in 2019.

You can watch "The Pineapple Diaries" on YouTube, learn more about the series on Paloma's website, or follow Paloma on Instagram.