Current HowlRound Fellow and Latinx Theatre Commons steering committee member Dillon Yruegas (he/él) is a queer trans mixed Coahuiltecan theatremaker from Central Texas who holds both a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Spanish from Texas State University. Through his artistry as an actor, director, and writer, Dillon strives to give a voice to those whose history has gone unnoticed, unseen, or been eradicated. He believes that theatre should not only be intersectional, highlighting marginalized communities, but continually pushing forward through innovation and diversity. As a company member of the Vortex Repertory Theatre, as well through various Austin theatre companies like Generic Ensemble Company, Austin Scottish Rite Theatre, and Capital T Theatre, Dillon has embodied, engaged, and emboldened these stories for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
He also facilitates workshops for trans and gender expansive performers through a series of meditative and movement based exercises in order to illuminate the joyful and fulfilling potential that performance holds for those of us from these historically marginalized experiences. This work is with collaborator Dr. Jesse O'Rear and has been seen at the University of Texas at Austin and at the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference.