Jasmin Cardenas

Jasmin Cardenas

Proud daughter of immigrant parents, Jasmin Cardenas is an award-winning Colombian-American storyteller, actress, educator, and arts activist who explores the uncomfortable truths of our complicated humanity. Cardenas regularly tours her Spanish bilingual program, Cuentos From The Americas, which highlights lesser known folktales and legends to libraries, schools, and festivals around the country. Recognized for her work using theater to uplift workers’ voices, in 2020 Jasmin was awarded an international LAB Fellowship at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. A member of Dramatists Guild of America, Cardenas is the adapter of a children’s book, Maybe Something Beautiful, as a bilingual puppet film and live performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Together with working Chicagoans she developed WorkersTEATRO to harness the power of art in action and move the dial for workers rights. Also an actress, Jasmin has performed on numerous stages including Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Lifeline Theatre and her television credits include appearances on Chicago Fire (NBC), The CHI (Showtime), and Betrayal (ABC). But her favorite role in life is Mamá to two beautiful kids. “There are brilliant passages where Cardenas enthralls…. She is speaking the dialogue clearly in English but it feels like she is speaking in tongues.” Chicago Theater Beat

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