Joe Luis Cedillo

Is A Stranger. Chicano Playwright-Director & Dramaturg with some Sound Design credits. Previously produced in the Edge of The World Theatre Festival in ‘01 & ’02 with Urban Ensemble Theatre Collective, ’03 & ’04 as Artistic Director of Tres Chingasos Theatre Collective, and ’07’s Edge Fest curated event with a solo performance piece. Also had work as part of the Unit Collective EWOC’s (Emerging Writer’s of Color) Madness produced in ‘10 for Minneapolis Fringe and is collaboratively creating a piece for ’11 Minneapolis Fringe. Current Associate Artistic Director for Texas State’s Black and Latino Playwright’s Conference (‘06-present) and former Literary Manager/Production Dramaturg for Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas for the 60th Anniversary season. Studied Poetry and earned BA in English (Creative Writing emphasis) from Cal State University at Northridge and recently graduated from University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop. Had reading of play NOCHE Y MOURNING at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and 59E59 via Primary Stages as a Kendeda Finalist. Also work in video, you can find my stuff on YouTube under my full name. Currently, in pre-production to direct Greg Machlin’s 7 DAYS: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF MILES DAVIS inaugural production for Company of Strangers (with Greg), working on short story collection MESSICANS IN DA FOUNTAIN, screenplay CRUISING HEAVEN, dramaturging two one-woman shows (Anastasia Coon’s GRACIE N’ ROSE and Sheela Kangal’s NORM), developing script for Hollywood Fringe DREAMS OF A DEAD CITY (you best come out if you made it this far into my bio), and working on article for HowlRound (www.howlround.com) about LA Theatre Support for New Plays/Works. Yet can’t get a day job or a date…but still living the Dream and keeping the Faith.

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Ask A Black Woman Solo Show Premier

People of different races have been asking a Black Woman questions on the streets of L.A. for the past 2 years on the Ask A Black Woman YouTube show. This is Shanara's theatrical response with provocative accounts of living Black in America.