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R. Réal Vargas Alanis:  P'urhépecha |Tlahualil

(They/Them | inde/ima | Elle/Elles) 

R. Réal Vargas Alanis is a world renowned, indigiqueer, 2-Spirit, intersectional artist from the barrio of what is currently known as Winton, CA (Yokut). Réal focuses on new works centering social justice uplifting marginalized stories and artists. Réal is the current Artistic Director of the Arts and Advocacy Organization IN THE MARGIN, leading an ensemble of intersectional and interdisciplinary QT,BIPOC artists. They were among the inaugural cohort of the National New Play Network's Bridge Program's Producing Cohort and served as an Executive Produced for The New American Theatre Festival 2021, developing 10 intersectional new works. The Latinx Theatre Commons named Réal to be among "the best Latinx comedic talent in the Nation" for their piece "A Little Bit of Gay: A Standup Piece by a Homo."


Réal is part of the Latinx Mafia, Bay Area Native Theatre Artists (BANTA), Latinx Theatre Commons' Advisory Committee, and is a Casting Director with Bay Area Casting Collective, IN THE MARGIN, and RVA CASTING. They recently represented the California's Central Valley on the California Arts Council's Creative Corps Community Development Panel assisting in developing grant guidelines for the new $60 million one-time General Funds. Réal officiates weddings, is a Leo and loves to dance. Réal is also the co-owner of Sexii Tacos: Where the Tacos are Sexii and so are you."

IG: @realvalanis | IG: inthemargin_ITM | IG: rvacasting | IG: @sexiitacos

Selected Credits: 

Guest Instructor - Princeton University | Director - La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca (CSU Stanislaus. Award Winning Production - Kennedy Center KCACTF Region 8) | Director - World Premiere Exhaustion: Arroyo by Fran A. (Cutting Ball Theatre & ITM)  | Associate Stage Director Missing (Anchorage Opera House)| Actor - RPG: Video Game Play by Reynaldo Piniella (San Diego Rep's Amigos del Rep) | Director InstaNovelas (ITM & B St.) | Director - New Dawn Recovery by Imani Mitchell | Executive Producer Dear Kitty… Querida Ana by Enrique Muñoz (In The Margin) | Assistant Director - World Premiere The Copper Children by Karen Zacarías (World Premiere - Oregon Shakespeare Festival) | Actor La Comedia of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) | Assistant Director - World Premiere - Between Two Knees by the 1491's (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Residency Between Two Knees (Yale Repertory Theatre); Associate Director Between Two Knees (Yale Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre)| Bilingual Teaching Artist (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) | Creative Producer (Latino Theatre Company) |Playwright & Associate Director Braided (Theatre of Yugen | workshopped with: Theatreworks | Cal Shakes) |Co-Playwright La Demanda: A Call to Action (ITM, B St., NNPN) | Playwright American Girl Cycle: Josefina y el Dolor (Juvenilia Collective) | Director ¡Mamágua! by José Sebastián Alberdi (Campfire Theatre Festival) | Playwright RAGE: A Rave Play | Co-Playwright (with Margarita Alanis Cacho) La Demanda: A Call to Action | Playwright - Oh, Golly Good Day! (24 Hr Plays)


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