Staff

Artistic Director
Alberto Justiniano al@teatrodelpueblo.org

Alberto is the full-time Artistic Director of Teatro del Pueblo. He develops and performs a large majority of educational residencies at schools, as well as the forum discussions at the Political Theatre Festival. He has been active as a director, playwright, and independent producer for both film and theater. His artistic focus has always been on educating the public concerning multi-cultural themes. Some of his projects include working with Hazelwood, one of the first schools in the north side of Belfast, Northern Ireland to be integrated, and developing collaborative programming to foster understanding between the Hmong and Latino communities. His many honors include the 1994 Leadership in Arts award, for his research on theater as a crime prevention tool, and the 1993 Many Voices Residency Award from the Playwright Center of Minneapolis.

Operations Manager

Suzanne Victoria Cross is the part-time Operations Manager for Teatro del Pueblo. Originally from North Minneapolis, she graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BA in Theatre and Community Psychology. Suzanne is a local Actress and her dream is to take her education, skills and passion for the arts and apply them by working with a non-profit performing arts organization aimed to serve the community and socio-economical class she grow up in.  Suzanne has experience performing interactive theatre productions, writing workshops, and goal-setting seminars for special populations, including individuals with physical and mental disabilities, youth treatment centers (ages 12-17), and memory care (ages 55+). She has co-conducted, written and performed interactive educational mini dramas and classes for Prk-12th grade along with volunteering at her Alma Mater, North Community High School in North Minneapolis, teaching workshops center around interviewing skills, resume writing, and job training. She is very excited to be apart of the Teatro team.