Renata Soares (she/her) is a passionate theater maker with a B.A. in Arts Education (Theatre Studies) from the University of Brasilia (Brazil). Actor, director and producer, she's a graduate of the William Esper Acting Studio in New York City and has studied Physical Theatre in Brazil, Portugal and Greece. Selected NY acting credits include Patrick Marber's Closer, Savana Glacial by Brazilian playwright Jô Bilac, Breaking Up by Michael Cristofer and an all-women production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Selected nternational credits – Brazil: Levante-se, Menino Maluquinho - O Musical, RENT, Sem Pé Nem Cabeça; Portugal: Grand Opera Publique.
She joined the Irondale Ensemble Project staff in 2019 and was in the cast of The Good Soul of Setzuan in 2020. She is one of the minds behind On Women Festival and is extremely grateful for the creative family she has found at Irondale.
With a background in dance and martial arts, Renata is a certified Actor Combatant with the SAFD (recommended pass) and an Intimacy Coordinator with IPA. Since moving back to Brazil in early 2022, she started working as an Intimacy Coordinator for Amazon Brazil.