Mercedes is a Co Founder of Definition Theatre Company. She grew up in Pilsen and went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she achieved her BFA. Past productions include; The Brother’s Size, Dutchman, The Crucible, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Hoodoo Love. While she was an Artistic Intern at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, she was in A Christmas Carol, Assassins, A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourn Park. Most recently she wrote, produced and starred in Genesis, a prequel to a Raisin in the sun. Her favorite pastimes include cooking and hanging out with her dog Shakespeare.