Actor. Voiceover Artist. Writer. Creative.
Actriz. Artista de Voz. Escritora. Creativa.
LIFE IN THE ARTS
Chicago-based. World-travelling. Art-maker.
Abigail Piñon is an actor/artist who performs in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. In addition to Chicago, Abi has performed, recorded, and taught in cities such as: Austin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and more. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in Theatre and Performance, Minor in Disability and Human Development from the University of Illinois (Chicago). Abi's interests lie at the intersection of arts and access. In addition to her work as a performer, she currently serves as Program Manager of The Warehouse Project & Gallery, a nonprofit organization that focuses on utilizing innovative, artistic ways to create positive neighborhood change. In this vein, Abi also is a Teaching Artist through Steppenwolf Theatre where theatre is used to promote compassion, encourage curiosity, and inspire action. Abi would like to give a shout-out to her loved ones who have supported her every step of the way in her career and life, “Especially mi mamá, papá, y hermano who’ve always made me feel like anything is possible.”
WHY SHE DOES WHAT SHE DOES
"I love acting because through it I get to explore and further understand the human experience, while also bringing the perspective of my life to different roles. I focus my involvement on projects that uplift underrepresented voices, share stories seldom told, and serve art from a culturally rooted perspective. I may only be one person, but I know my existence can certainly have an impact on the world. So I do what I do to ensure that my impact is positive, powerful, and lasting. I do this because I am passionate about sharing stories, making art, and sparking change."
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