Carl(os) Roa 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, The Painted Bride, and Swim Pony Performing Arts. They are currently the Education Programs Fellow for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and a contributing writer for Artblog – two organizations that they are honored to be associated with.
Previous projects include From Beneath, It Lurks, a play they wrote alongside local directors Adrienne Mackey and Bradley Wrenn; and Andean Mountains, which was self-produced and the recipient of a residency provided by FringeArts and received its world premiere at Taller Puertorriqueño. Coming up next: Llegando, a dance-theatre piece produced alongside dance artist Belle Alvarez that is slated to premiere in 2019.