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Octavia Chavez-Richmond



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Octavia Chavez-Richmond is an actor, playwright, and storyteller whose work has been featured at international film festivals and regional theatres. She holds an M.F.A. in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory where she received the David Wickham Playwriting Award. After graduating, Trinity Repertory awarded Octavia with the Margo Skinner Memorial Fellowship for 2018. Her original short film Lolita Express recently debuted at the NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival (March 2021). Octavia uses theatre and film to explore women’s relationship to their bodies. She is particularly interested in women of color and their sexual agency. Her work disrupts hierarchy, racism, and misogyny and challenges conventional beauty standards.  

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