RÉAL V. ALANIS
Ramón Réal Vargas Alanis: P'urhépecha
(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 produced The New American Theatre Festival developing 10 intersectional new works. Réal was named to be among "the best Latinx comedic talent in the Nation."
Réal is part of the Latinx Mafia, Bay Area Native Theatre Artists (BANTA), serves on the Latinx Theatre Commons' Advisory Committee, and is a Casting Associate with Bay Area Casting Collective and Independent Casting Director under 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 LLC. Sexii Tacos.
IG: @realvalanis | IG: inthemargin_ITM | IG: rvacasting | IG: @sexiitacos
A Little Bit of Gay (Latinx Theatre Commons), Director - Exhaustion: Arroyo (Latinx Theatre Commons' Comedy Carnaval) | Actor and Dramaturg Exhaustion: Dancing Trees in the Ravine- A Psychedelic Play | Associate Stage Director Missing (Anchorage Opera House); Executive Producer New American Theatre Festival (ITM, B St., NNPN) | Actor RPG: Video Game Play (San Diego Rep's Amigos del Rep) | Director InstaNovelas (ITM & B St.) | Executive Producer Dear Kitty… Querida Ana (In The Margin) | Assistant Director The Copper Children (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) | Actor La Comedia of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) | Assistant Director Between Two Knees (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 (Campfire Theatre Festival) | Playwright RAGE: A Rave Play