Ep. 20: An adoption and mixed race advocate, actress Santana Dempsey (http://www.santanadempsey.com/ ), (a University of Missouri alumnus) is a veteran of New York City’s Primary Stages, INTAR, Soho Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Carnegie Hall. She also wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one woman show, “The Other Box” which she workshopped in November 2014 at the Actors Comedy Studio in Los Angeles.
Santana is an ambassador for the non profit Mixed Roots Foundation which helps to bring awareness to anyone touched by adoption. On March 14th, Santana joined LupusLA by running in the Asics Big 5k to raise money for a cure. Currently, she is working on an interdisciplinary art project called Somewhere In Between (working title) that celebrates identity and diversity.
Listen as Santana talks about her mixed Afro-Hispanic background, her experience in foster care and being adopted, and the multiracial experience in Hollywood in this supposed age of diversity.
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