Carl(os) Eduardo Roa-Cruz is a creator, writer, performer, organizer, juicy Colombian bear, and effusive Miami transplant. A proud alumni of the Headlong Performance Institute and Drexel University, (os)’ work explores the marginalized within the marginalized, and child-like revelry in performance.
They’ve worked with numerous artistic organizations in Philadelphia, including The Wilma Theater, Taller Puertorriqueño, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, and Swim Pony Performing Arts. They are currently the Education Programs Fellow for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and a contributing writer for HowlRound Theatre Commons – two organizations that they are honored to be associated with. They are also a first-year member of the Foundry at PlayPenn: a playwriting group that is guided by the mentorship of Michele Volansky, John Yearley, and Quinn Eli.
Previous projects include From Beneath, It Lurks, a devised play they wrote exploring Lovecraftian horror; and Andean Mountains, which was the recipient of FringeArts’ inaugural Camp Fringe residency program and received its world premiere at Taller Puertorriqueño. They were a finalist for the Latinx Theatre Commons’ Carnaval of New Latinx Work, and they’ve collaborated with director Blanka Zizka and playwright Christopher Chen on the world premiere production of Passage at the Wilma Theater.
They are also one of the organizers for Lxs Primxs, an interdisciplinary collective that creates performance art for a third culture following. Coming up next: a year-long sabbatical in Bogotá, Colombia where they will be participating in the 2020 Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro.