What: The Immigrant's Diasporic Imagination Presents A Conversation and Excerpts from Allos, the Story of Carlos Bulosan by Giovanni Ortega
About Our Actor
Giovanni Ortega has been working professionally for over a decade. He believes in creating an accepting and inclusive relationship with artists and communities alike regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and class.He was recently presented a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell for his work as an artist and a community organizer. His play “Criers for Hire” became the highest grossing world premiere play in East West Players’ 50-year history. He was also honored at the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County’s (FACCOC) Eighth Annual Secrets of Success event. He directed and performed in Joe Orton's “What the Butler Saw” at the Alte Schreinerei, Alte Feuherwerk Viktoria for the Upstage Bern Theatre Company in Switzerland. Last summer, Giovanni adapted then directed “The Kingdom of Banaras” in Varanasi, India, where he conducted a two-week professional development workshop for the teachers of the Nirman Organization.