Mateo Hernandez (they/he) is a queer, Latinx theatre maker, applied theatre practitioner, pedagogue, and scholar.
Mateo Hernandez (they/he) is a queer, Latinx theatre maker, applied theatre practitioner, pedagogue, and scholar currently residing on the ancestral lands of the Tonkawa, Lipan-Apache, Karankawa, Comanche, and Coahuiltecan people, also known as central Texas. They are an MFA candidate in Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities at The University of Texas at Austin where their research interests include queering pedagogies and performance through transgender epistemologies and queer feminist abolitionist practices in theatre making. He has worked with companies such as Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Filament Theatre, UrbanTheatre Co., Teatro Vivo, Cara Mia Theatre Co., Chicago Children’s Theatre and more. As a playwright, their plays have been selected for readings with the Ingenio New Play Festival (Milagro Theatre) and Austin Latinx New Play Festival (Teatro Vivo). Mateo is a company member with FYI (For Youth Inquiry) a performance company in Chicago, IL making participatory theatre around issues of reproductive justice. They are serve as a board member of Teatro Vivo in Austin, TX. You can find more at mateohernandez.org.