Hortense Gerardo (GLACIAL INCANTATIONS) is a writer and anthropologist. Her full-length playMiddleton Heightswill have its world premiere at Umbrella Stage on March 31 – April 23, 2023. Other recently featured works include The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (Boston Theater Marathon XXV) and BRRRDSat the New Americans Museum. Her award-winning feature-length screenplays include Fourhand and Dancing in Exile and her feature-length documentary on climate change, Small Steps: Dances of Resilience, won awards for Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver Film Festival and Best Dance Film in the Rome International Film Festival. She is a Company One Theatre Playlab Unit Playwright and a New World Theatre Masterclass Playwright Fellow. Current projects include a focus on issues of power, identity, as well as multimedia experimentation in narrative form. She is the Director of the Anthropology, Performance, and Technology (APT) Program at UC San Diego, a member and former Regional Representative of the Dramatists Guild of America, member of The International Center for Women Playwrights and Director of the non-profit organization, in vivo Productions.