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JASON RAMIREZ (1968 - )
Jason is a Bronx born playwright, New York Theatre veteran and Co-Artistic Director of Dos Alas Theatre (www.dosalas.org). He holds memberships in Actors' Equity Association, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Artists. His scholarship on Latino Theatre has been published in Aztlan Journal of Chicano Studies and Theatre Journal. His Dramatic work has been produced at the Mark Taper Forum, La Mama E.T.C., the Point, Theatre for a New City, the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, the Henry Street Settlement, the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Ford AmpiTheatre, El Puente, Latin American Theatre Today 2005 and at Theatre festivals in Chile and Puerto Rico. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council of the Arts, Professional Staff Congress, MAGNET Theatre Fellows, Bronx Council on the Arts, National Puerto Rican Forum, NBWNRA, and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. Jason is currently on the staff of both the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's Professional Playwrights Unit and INTAR's Hispanic Playwrights in Residence. His Dramatic work is being critically analyzed by Beatriz Arroyo of the University of Salamanca for her upcoming book, Latino Literature in the United States: Trauma and Testimonio.
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Passing Judgment chronicles the story of Derek Castillo, a young Nuyorican activist imprisoned for 20 years after an act of terrorism. Lawyers David Schoonmacher and Mary Gutierrez attempt to have him freed as they each investigate issues of cultural identity and belonging.
part of Insight 13
47th Street Theatre, NY
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Ateneo Press, San Juan, PR, 2007
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