Begonya Plaza



Begonya Plaza began working at age nine as the lead in a Hollywood independent feature film. She studied acting, and the craft of theatre making at LACC Theatre Academy, as well as independently with, Eric Morris, in Los Angeles. Was directed by Walter Hill in “48 HRS”, before moving to New York where she continued studying with Herbert Berghof, Geraldine Page and Michael Howard. Begonya has been directed by Oliver Stone, Michael Mann, Tim Hunter, Clint Eastwood, and Ellen Kuras, amongst others. On stage by Philip Seymour Hoffman at Labyrinth’s original production of “In Arabia We’d All be Kings” and has collaborated with artists, Dan Lauria, Barry Gifford, John Randolph, Eduardo Machado, Austria’s, Kurt Palm, in a solo piece of Kurt Weill songs and poems, and at Ensemble Studio West directed by Russia’s, Yevgeny Lanskoy in the title role of “Yerma”. She has written, and directed the documentary films, “Gernika Lives”, about the bombing of Gernika, and the Spanish Civil War, events experienced by her father as a child, and “Souvenir Views”, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, La Habana International Festival and subsequently aired on the IFC Channel 2013 – 2016. Begonya starred in the CBS series, “Dark Justice”, shot in Barcelona where her daughter was born. Plaza took a hiatus to focus on single-motherhood and to write. “Persistence of Memory” is a screenplay for which she has received much praise and support though still in production. In 2012 “Teresa’s Ecstasy” was produced Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre, where she acted opposite Shawn Elliott and Linda Larkin. “A Lucid Dream” is a play about Dolores Ibarruri and Evita Perón, currently in development.