Anna De Luna is an actor, writer and HIV prevention activist. She received her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and has toured with the National Theater of the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood and the American Theater Company in Brussels, Belgium. Ms. De Luna has performed in various local venues including the Public Theaters production of Anna In The Tropics as Conchita for which she received a San Antonio Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. In 2006 Ms. De Luna began writing her original solo-work with Chicana Atheist, an autobiographical monologue which focused on her experiences growing up as a closet atheist in a very Catholic household. In 2008, she continued with The AIDS Lady, a truthful/comedic one-woman play that grew from her real-life drama working as an HIV tester in South Texas. Due to her experience in this field, she was invited to be an ensemble member for the Forum Theater Project, End Stigma-End HIV/AIDS at Attic Rep. During 2011-2017, Ms. De Luna traveled extensively in the Middle East. This led her to write My Arab Fall, a multi-media theatrical performance connecting the sexual assault experience of Egyptian women activists during their Arab Spring – to the plight of Latinas in the age of the #MeToo movement. Currently Ms. De Luna has been producing her new solo piece Carmen from Mexico, which shares her mother’s childhood immigrant story.
Carmen from Mexico - An original play written and performed by Anna De Luna. True immigrant story based on her mother. Intro done virtually in 2020. Live performance at Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, 2018 in San Antonio. Video Design, Robb S. Garcia. Mike Ryan on guitar. Closing song, Deportee by Woody Guthrie with adapted lyrics from Mike Ryan and Anna De Luna.