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WED, OCT 28 / 7:30 PM

This event is FREE for Virtual Pass holders, $10 for a single event ticket
Performance available on the Virtual Pass through NOV 4

Ricardo splits his writing time between his stoop garden in NYC and his window garden in LA, and is currently a member of the writing team for the hit Netflix drama, Designated Survivor. His first play, the story of the WWI Christmas Truce In Fields Where They Lay (dir. Brad Raimondo) was hailed by the NY Times as “gripping” and “moving drama.” Since that debut, Sundance Institute selected Ricardo for their Inaugural Writer’s Intensive and his Alan Turing Biopic, The Tender Peel, won him an Alfred P. Sloan Grant. He is also a new member of the Emerging Writer's Group at the Public Theater and recipient of two grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


After a workshop at the Public, On the Grounds of Belonging, his play about racially segregated gay bars in 1950s Houston, Texas, will have its World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre. Writing credits include the drag ball musical Neon Baby (book writer/co-lyricist, Pregones 2013), Inside Out (commissioned by Pregones to address anti-gay bullying), Ashé, his Puerto Rican style two brothers myth (UP Theater, 2013; Repertorio, 2016; Labyrinth, 2017), his transgender family drama La casa de Ocaso (Asunción Playwriting Competition, 2010), his BDSM drama R.A.C.K., and his short film Losses and Gains about gay male body image. Works in progress include his comedic play about cultural scapegoating, Name & Blame, Inc., and his play about the cutthroat world of women in academia, The Judgment of Athena.  






Learn the craft of puppetry or the art of creative writing – or even, just in time for Halloween, how to create your very own “drag” persona. These workshops are all conducted by master professionals in their disciplines, and allow you to learn fascinating skills from masters of their craft in these interactive sessions.

Our Workshops also include:

  • OCT 22 / Drag & Makeup Workshop
  • NOV 11 / Brendan Malafronte, Puppetry Workshop