Ian Garrick Mason

Asta Paredes

We started walking almost immediately, her pace faster than mine, and she moved through the crowded early evening streets with such nimbleness that I was once or twice momentarily left behind. Our conversation kept a matching tempo, as ideas and plans and observations unspooled from her head, one after another. It hardly surprised me to hear that she enjoys directing as much as acting -- both roles involve managing layers of complexity with coolness and drive. Brooklyn-based actor, writer, and director Asta Paredes still has almost her whole career ahead of her, and she's only just begun picking up steam.

For more, visit astaparedes.com

August 2017, New York City

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