Based in Brooklyn, I am a transplant from Texas. My father is a transplant from Venezuela, his family transplants from Italy. My mother: a transplant from the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase. Growing up in a world of colliding cultures and identities, I developed an enormous appreciation for music, poetry, passion, drama, stories, and history. Today I strive to create cutting-edge theatrical pieces alongside extremely physical artists.
In 2017, my über talented friend Kelsey Oliver approached me about developing a show together. In developing that amazing Dada-Surrilist-Absurd piece of dance-theatre, Frank Wo/Men Collective was born! So far in my time as Associate Artistic Director, Frank Wo/Men Collective has been discussed in American Theatre Magazine, Arts and Culture Magazine Texas, named Best of Austin 2019 listed as Top Arts Related thing to do 2019 by the Austin Chronicle, listed as Top 10 thrills in Austin 2017, and nominated for Outstanding Ensemble in Austin, not only for 2017-18 but again for 2018-19. Our most recent production "Rub A Duck" was regarded as, "a daring, experimental masterstroke" by Austin Arts Watch, and The Austin Chronicle wrote, "I witnessed, hallelujah, what a capering cadre of highly talented minds and bodies can do..." whereas, The Austin American-Statesman describes it as, "an unforgettable Austin theater performance."
For a little over a year I have been working with Virginia Scott in The Commedia Company, a weekly performance of Commedia in NYC which has been featured in the Gothamist as best thing to do in NYC. During my time, I have developed an appetite for anarchy in art and a passion for laughter which I hope to incorporate into all of my work.