Jose had an absolute blast spending a week at Dartmouth College with New York Theatre Workshop as part of their residency program to develop new work. Directed by David Mendizábal, he was cast in Harrison David Rivers’ play “Look Upon Our Lowliness” as Wyndam Ellis. Pretending to be an Ivy League student and working on a drama with a cast comprised solely of queer men and dominated by POC was a dream come true. Fun fact, this residency is the same program where Hadestown was developed!
Jose is jazzed to be working on two films this Spring. He just wrapped Lavanderia, a beautiful senior thesis film on undocumented migrants and youthful queer Latinx love. He played love interest and photographer Pedro—the film was written and directed by Carlos Andrade. Up next, he is working on his first indie short Size Up, produced by Glass Eye Pix and written by Rigo Garay. This is Rigo’s debut as a writer, and as a fellow Latinx filmmaker, Jose is honored to be joining the team. He plays Tone who is MURDERED which is DRAMA. Clips coming soon!
Ahh! Jose is thrilled to be joining the cast of the world premiere of the Fat Lady Sings at LaMaMa this spring. Written by legendary playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie, and directed by the equally legendary David Schweizer, Jose plays the fabulous, sardonic, gay son in this political (see: Anti-Trump) family drama. Get your tickets before we close on April 7th!
Jose has been lending his voice to many projects this winter! Catch him this Saturday @ 6PM in Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced with Upstart Creatures. Tickets are FREE and you will also receive a full 3-course meal—this brilliant idea is thanks to Artistic Directors Michael Barakiva and Suzanne Agins, both directors who have worked with Jose in the past. Jose has also watched Suzie’s cat twice now, so the trust is really there.
Up next is Rule of 7x7: February Edition, a series of 10-minute plays at The Tank. He will be performing in a piece by his dear friend Lily Houghton. The play will be directed by the incomparable Kylie Brown, shows are Friday Feb 1st and Saturday Feb 2nd at 8PM.
Before that, Jose was cast as Darren Dacus in The Interminable Life of Perennial Peonies by Maragret Boschini. This was a new play as part of UP Theatre’s Dead of Winter series, where Jose played the lovable, nerdy boyfriend of Shelby.
Jose is hot for new work.
Fiasco Theater, a company Jose has long admired has invited Jose to participate in their Free Training Initiative, a 3 week course led by co-artistic directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody! He is so excited to be back in class. Check Fiasco out here.
SLUT, a web-series produced and written by Jose and Evergreen Media has just earned its first festival selection! As part of their Summer Shorts series, SLUT will be premiering alongside 9 other sexy LGBTQ+ focused films on June 12th at the Chicago Pride Film Festival. Get more info here!
As part of their Experiments play reading series, LaMama will be workshopping Michael Shayan's new play "Tricks"! Directed by John Michael DiResta, Jose is thrilled to be playing the role of "Ensemble Twink" (talk about type casting) and helping out in this fun-filled, gay magician drama during its incubation period. Get your tickets here. Yay New Works!
In partnership with Evergreen Media, the pilot for Jose's web series SLUT has officially been produced and is now competing in over 10 festivals this season. SLUT, which follows a promiscuous dancer who is tired of his lackluster life and moves from NYC to the Midwest is an LGBT comedy about sex, religion and relationships in a new environment. Keep your eyes peeled for a trailer!
Jose is jazzed to be joining the cast of the new musical "Coyote" at New York Theatre Barn as part of their New Works Series. The show is directed by Joe Barros with music by Tim McCorry and book by Michael Aman. Showtimes are 7pm and 9pm at the Cell (338 W 23rd St). Check Coyote out and listen to some tunes here. Get tickets here!
Jose had an absolute blast working on another film with NYFA titled "LoveLess Generation." Jose played exchange student Fuad, who goes away to his father's cabin upstate with his 2 best friends to wrap up some finals for school when a mystery guest changes the course of their visit. Directed by Tomas Petkovski the film is set to premiere in early December! Check out the killer trailer here.
Jose is thrilled to share he will be returning to the Hangar Theatre this summer as a member of the 3-person cast of Dégagé! The play, which features jazz, ballet and musical theatre dances is a world-premiere on the Hangar Mainstage written by, choreographed and starring Mimi Quillin, Bob Fosse's former assistant. Show runs July 20-29! Check the Hangar's season out here!