Roy Arauz

Roy Antonio Arauz has been involved in the performing arts most of his life. Originally a dancer, he started his dance training in Costa Rica before moving to Washington DC, where he transitioned to choreography. He received a 1993 Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreography for Female Hitchhikers (Consenting Adults). Upon moving to Seattle, he worked as choreographer, stage manager and director at local theatres including ArtsWest, Balagan Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre and Latino Theatre Projects. He founded and was artistic director of Arouet from 2012–2015, where he got to produce and direct works that speak to social justice. Select directing credits include The Gene Pool and The Temperamentals (Arouet), Anna in the Tropics (Latino Theatre Projects), Annie and The Music Man (Driftwood Players), La Mariposa (Book-It, touring), and Éxodo (co-director, Milagro). A champion of new works, he participated in the development and directed the world premiere of The Fierce Urgency of Now by Doug De Vita and the developmental production of The Hat by Greg Brisendine. Now in Portland, Roy is the Producing Creative Director at Milagro, where among other things he oversees INGENIO Milagro, a year-round new works play development festival for Latina/o playwrights. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Directors Lab West, and the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Steering Committee. Thanks to Dámaso and everyone at Artists Rep for this opportunity.