Omar Pérez is an actor-writer-director. He has worked as a company member of the internationally recognized Pregones Theater-PRTT, where he has appeared in the productions The Red Rose, Aloha Boricua, Harlem Hellfighters on a Latin Beat!, Dancing in My Cockroach Killers and Fly-Babies, among others. Other stage credits include his self-penned solo show Rhapsodia, The Wizard of Oz, Man of La Mancha, Spinning into Butter, Life… Is But A Moment, and Singing Wid a Sword. His film credits include Shut up and Do it!, Broken Hearts, and Evergreen. He is also a former company member of Say What? Improv and a former company trainee of the American Mime Theater. Most recently, he has directed the Pregones-PRTT production In 5 Beats! (which he also co-wrote) and the A.B. Lugo solo show Manchild Machismo. As a teaching artist, he has collaborated with Lincoln Center Art Institute, ArtsConnection, Manhattan Theatre Club,The Peoples Theatre Project and the Creative Arts Team. His work as a teaching artist has included using educational drama with prison inmates at Riker’s Island and women in domestic shelters. In March 2016, he will be performing his solo show Rhapsodia (directed by Mino Lora) on a bill with A.B. Lugo’s Manchild Machismo (which he also directed) at Teatro Círculo in Manhattan’s East Village.
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