Selena is a Chicago-based actor, voiceover artist, and theatre maker. She's a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Three Crows. She has a BA in Theatre from UW-Whitewater and an MFA from The New School for Drama in NYC. Favorite roles include: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Summer and Smoke (Rosa Gonzales), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Maureen), Silent Sky (Henrietta), Our Country’s Good (Liz Morden), The Trojan Women (Andromache), and Othello (Iago).
Selena is also a full-time voice actor, having worked on projects for Nike, Contiki, Pepsi, Toyota, KFC, Herbal Essences, and Cräveble. Explore Selena's voice work here.
by William Shakespeare
"Lopez, especially, communicates her character’s fear and fury with true fervor. To see her wring her hands, fall to the floor, and moan during her various deranged bouts…one glimpses something otherworldly in her horror at her sins."
- The Chicago Maroon
"Many actors play the Lady as contemptible, but Lopez brings a complexity to the role that gives us deeper understanding of her motives, and of the Macbeth marriage."
- Buzz Center Stage
SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Tennessee Williams
"Her character comes alive when Rosa recalls her childhood in a one-room shack with a dirt floor. The description of Rosa’s desperately poor childhood and desire for respectability by marrying a doctor is remarkable. Lopez put some juice into that speech and the rage is palpable.”
-Third Coast Reviews
THE TROJAN WOMEN
by Jean-Paul Sartre
"...two standout performances—by Judith Laughlin as Hecuba and Selena Lopez as Andromache..."
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Martin McDonagh
"Each of the four actors brings something special to the performance. But the center of the play is occupied by two formidable characters and the talented actors who portray them...Selena Lopez as her daughter (and title character), Maureen. The pair conduct what amounts to a grinding war of attrition as they bully and torment each other. The end result is a captivating portrait of the kind of cruelty that can only exist within families."
- Third Coast Reviews