Carl(os) Roa is a creator, writer, performer, organizer, juicy Colombian bear, and effusive Miami transplant.
A proud alumni of the Headlong Performance Institute and Drexel University, (os)’ work explores the marginalized within the marginalized, and child-like revelry in performance. They’ve worked with numerous artistic organizations in Philadelphia, including The Wilma Theater, Taller Puertorriqueño, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, and Swim Pony Performing Arts. They are currently the Education Programs Fellow for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and a contributing writer for Artblog – two organizations that they are honored to be associated with.
Previous projects include From Beneath, It Lurks, a devised horror play; and Andean Mountains, which was the recipient of a residency provided by FringeArts and received its world premiere at Taller Puertorriqueño. They are also one of the organizers for Lxs Primxs, an interdisciplinary collective that creates performance art for a third culture following.