NAOMI "NOMI" RODRIGUEZ

Naomi "nomi" Rodriguez is 21 years old, miami-hialeah born and bilingual. a mixed-race Latina and an active interdisciplinary visual and performing artist. currently pursuing a BFA in Interarts Performance with a minor in Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.she uses narrative design and surrealist storytelling through textiles, stage design, and color. she focuses on
portraying her identity and engaging audiences through immersive experiences.
being an Afro-Indigenous Latina born in the U.S., naomi has begun to understand the complexities of claiming Blackness and Indigeneity in the Latin American community and in an American context. she has no roots in the Colonial United States so she will never take the space of those who do. her roots are in Colonial Latin America, so she understands that Rodriguez is colonial while my physical features are her forgotten ancestors. she tries to unpack how Afro and Indigenous communities bonded in Latin America through community practices, language, and actions and how that reflects in her parent's behavior and teachings to her and her siblings.

PUBLICATIONS & GRAPHICS


TOORLY

NITE by Basement Arts

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin At UMICH

At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen with Basement Arts

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FINE ART

Fiber / Textiles

Interarts Showcase 2021
Nicole Denise White, Naomi Rodriguez, Katie Dutka, Eduardo Fernandez-Rey, Elaine Cho
Performer and Designer for Headlines

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University of Michigan MUSKET's
Once On This Island
Directed by Chloe Cuff
Hair and Makeup

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photos by cole carrico

growing pains
Music, lyrics, and book by Dana Pierangeli
Directed by Kendall Young
Projection Design

Nominated for Excellence in Technical Achievement by Lime Arts Productions

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Disrupted Senior Thesis
Directed by Nicole Denise White
Lighting Design, Creative Collaborator

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Interdisciplinary Resume

Hair & Makeup Resume

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Latine Cabaréy
Basement Arts
Directed by Sammie Estrella
Performer & Projection Designer

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Next to Normal
Directed by Alexandra Lee
Assistant Projection Designer & Costume Designer

Head Projection and Costume Design by Elaine Cho

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SHEI MAGAZINE
OCT 2022 DIGITAL

Kerrytown Exploring
ELANA K. H. PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Michigan MUSKET's
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Directed by Sam AupperleeMakeup Designer & Artist

photos by ellie vice

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IF THE WORLD ENDS TOMORROW,
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT

funded by ArtsEngine & Arts at Michigan
Directed by Marta Frank, Maddie VassaloLighting Designer

photos by ellie vice

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

School for Advanced Studies
Class of 2021 Testimonials


2024 MLK North Campus Deans' Spirit Award for Community Building & Impact


Next to Normal ArtsEngine


If The World Ends Tomorrow,
It's All Your Fault
ArtsEngine


Stamps Engaging Leaders


The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
Directed by Aidan B. Jones
Makeup & Hair Designer

photos by cole carrico

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / for when the rainbow is enuf
Directed by Sarah Oguntomilade
Costume Designer

photos by elizabeth vice

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