William Ruiz

Playwright/Actor/Core member of UNIVERSES.

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Theatre credits include: Party People (directed/developed by Liesl Tommy); Ameriville (actor; directed/developed by Chay Yew); Slanguage (actor; directed/developed by Jo Bonney); Jack Kerouac’s Tri-Jean Blues (adapted/directed by JoAnne Akalaitis); Nicole Quinn’s Tree Tails (directed by Shelly Wyant); Oscar Wilde’s Salome (directed by Nick Jones); Anthony Rivera’s Latin Howl (directed by Todd A. Jackson); Nicky Cruz’s Run Baby Run (directed by Chris Fredricks, Houston Astro-Dome, TX); Waiting for Gordot (playwright/director, adapted from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot).

Awards/Affiliations: 2008 Ambassador of Culture: US State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rhythm Road Tour; Founder of InVerso (poetic/musical collective based out of Puerto Rico); Member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) – UNIVERSES; Bard College, BA ’89, Theater, where he studied under the tutelage of JoAnne Akalaitis and Elizabeth Smith. He also studied poetry with Bob Holman.

Publications: “THE BIG BANG: Plays, Poetry and Process” (2013 release, TCG Books).

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