Who We Are
Bocón is dedicated to empowering artists of all ages to create collaborative works of art that voice social perspectives on community stages.
We value the voice of our community. We value the diverse heritages we come from as assets that create a richer life experience, and the voices and stories that stem from that. We believe that our audiences deserve professional artists that reflect our community’s cultural backgrounds. We believe that everyone deserves an arts education.
We implement these values through the following programs in the San Diego, South Bay region.
-A professional theatre for young people and families
-In-school residencies in grades K-12
-An after-school creative youth ensemble
I believe every child should have access to creative self expression in their community and education. I want to do my part to bring stories to young people that reflect who they are, the real struggles and joys of young people in our community of south San Diego.
Marisol Sanchez Best
I work at Seattle Theatre Group and the only out of state board member. I consider myself an educator, theatre lover, and passionate mother. As a true theatre lover and ex-performer, I consider myself a story teller. I'm driven by the want and desire to make change in people's lives and I truly believe arts is conduit for it. I am a loud mouth, latinx Bocona.
By day I am a digital public relations strategist at an advertising agency, by night I am a networking monster with close ties and relationships to San Diego arts, regional culture, online media, all things marketing and community development. I challenge myself to think critically and creativity when responding to world issues in public form in order to connect with others for global progress. I have always been a Bocón.