VERONICA CAICEDO The CEO, founder and “heart and soul” of Caicedo Productions Corp, Ms. Caicedo is an innovative, director, producer and writer who has overseen more than 25 successful theatrical productions.
Drawing upon her urban cultural experiences and extensive creativity, Ms. Caicedo has used her unique vision to produce and/or direct such projects and plays as Black Latina the play, They Call Me LA LUPE (Starring Lauren Velez of “Dexter”), SUNSHINE by Lawrence Dukore, Patrick Marber’s Closer, The ONE Festival, International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and Faded by Robert Dominguez, among others.
Ms. Caicedo has served as Theater Director for Project Reach Youth, Teatro El Puente and The Loisaida Players at Loisaida Inc., where she was a safe-sex educator. For over a decade, she was Managing Theater Director for Teatro LATEA at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. Caicedo Productions will continue its growth and development incorporating professional theater/film productions and festivals in local communities such as the annual The ONE Festival in April and the IPRHFF in November.
Ms. Caicedo was filmmaker selected official for the 2008 SOL Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Hostos Community Collegeand LaGuardia Community College featured Ms. Caicedo short films “Little Courage” and “Loss Of Innocence In Loisaida”, honored in 2007 by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. for Puerto Rican Heritage Month, 2003 by the Latino College Expo for her work with youth in theater/film education, and in 2002 she was honored by the Department Of Justice-Federal Bureau of Investigation for Hispanic Heritage Month. Caicedo was awarded 2013 Producer of the year in film & Theater by Premio Cacique of Gold International – New York-Venezuela Chapter and most recently, in 2015 Caicedo was honored for Women’s History Month from organizations such as NY League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Senator Jose Peralta & (LAIA) Latin American Intercultural Alliance. She has served as a guest panelist for such organizations as HBO, Latinos for Positive Images, Urban Magazine, Boys Club of New York, Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA) and Teatro Stage Fest 07 (Latinas at the Helm).
Though theatre has been the mainstay of her career, Ms. Caicedo also has extensive film experience. In addition to producing, writing and directing her first independent feature, Circle of Time, Ms. Caicedo also produced and directed an independent feature, Shut Up and Do It; an educational film, “Loss Of Innocence In Loisaida,” short films; “Diary of a Teenage Reporter”, “Little Courage”, “9/12” and “El Tumbe.” In music videos and TV, Ms. Caicedo directed “The Colors of Love”, “En la Oscuridad” and “My Weakness”. A graduate of SUNY College at Purchase, Ms. Caicedo is a member of Chicas in the Biz, IFP (Independent Films Projects), NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) and LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)