Dr. TEDDY A. RODRIGUEZ

 

EDUCATION 

 

PhD in Fine Arts Theatre, 2013, Texas Tech University  

Major: Acting/Directing & Design 

Dissertation: Developing a Multicultural Theatre Undergraduate Program for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: A Professional Problem Dissertation 

Director: William Gelber 

 

BA in Theatre Arts, 2008, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus 

Major: Theatre Arts 

Minor: Acting 

 

Teaching Certification in Fine Arts in Theatre, 2007, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez  

Outstanding Practicing Teacher Award 

License: 921167 

 

MS in Physics, 2006, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus  

Thesis: Spectroscopic studies of Mn/Eu doped phosphates, silicates and borates 

NASA Tropical Center Research Grant 

Director: Weiyi Jang  

 

BS in Theoretical Physics, 2003, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus 

Magna Cum Laude 

Major: Physics 

Minors: Theatre, Mathematics and Education 

 

High School in Drama, 1999, Bellas Artes Performing Arts High School 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Pomona College, Fall 2020

Lecturer of Theatre, World Theatre and Drama I (BCE –1600DC) [Online]

  • Redesigned the syllabus in order to increase BIMPOC theatre movements 

  • Focused on decentralizing the Eurocentric canon, promoting aesthetic awareness, and celebrating multiculturalism 

  • Educated students on the Indigenous theatre of Taino people, Puerto Rican Theatre, African theatre, and non-spoken-word theatre

 

Pomona College, Fall 2020

Lecturer of Theatre, Critical Inquiry: Theatre Playwriting of Climate Change [Online]

  • Led discussion, writing, and reading in the context of a small seminar

  • Defined the types of climate activism and types of climate change advocacy

  • Discussed formal conventions, citation methods, and audience expectations for playwriting as well as how to identify which conventions and expectations might be shared across disciplines

  • Developed academic critical papers, creative scripts, and spoken-word works

 

Freelance, Sep 2015 – present  

Acting Professor/Coach, Acting for the Camera

  • Coach for specific projects and/or professional bookings

  • Teach one-on-one auditioning techniques and provide one-on-one audition coaching 

  • Tailor student-specific classes with varied acting techniques (e.g., method, viewpoints, Utta, etc.)

 

Texas Tech University, Aug 2014 – Aug 2015

Instructor, Seminar in Academic Development & Retention 

  • Led developmental classes on time management, learning styles, campus resources, and academic success

  • Addressed a range of populations: Arts, Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Undecided/Undeclared

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2013

Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Topics in Theatre History: Issues of Multiculturalism in Theatre          

  • Taught advanced-topics course to integrate history, drama, production, and theory around a focused era or subject

  • Facilitated in-depth study of the issues of multiculturalism in theatre—inclusion, non-traditional casting, aesthetics awareness, and equality in theatre and theatre education—while utilizing multicultural pedagogical techniques

  • Nominated for Texas Tech University’s President’s Institutional Equity and Diversity Award 

 

Texas Tech University, Jan 2012 – Dec 2012

Instructor, Stellar Astronomy Laboratory       

  • Educated students about stars, star formation, galaxies, and cosmology models through physical sciences 

  • Instructed on the operation of sky maps and optical telescopes for both visual observation and imagining

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011

Instructor, General Physics Laboratory II                                    

  • Taught this co-requisite three-hour laboratory in synchrony with General Physics II 

  • Covered calculus-based physics in electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics, thus providing background for study in science-related areas

 

Texas Tech University, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011

Instructor, General Physics Laboratory II (Non-Calculus)                                  

  • Led this co-requisite three-hour laboratory in synchrony with General Physics II

  • Addressed non-calculus introductory physics covering mechanics, heat, and sound, thus providing background for study in science-related areas

 

Texas Tech University, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011

Instructor, General Physics Laboratory I                                    

  • Taught this co-requisite three-hour laboratory in synchrony with General Physics I

  • Provided a survey of calculus-based introductory physics covering mechanics, heat, and sound, thus providing background for study in science-related areas

 

National College University, Aug 2007 – Mar 2008

Professor, College Mathematics                                           

  • Addressed counting techniques, probability, matrix algebra, linear programming, and systems of linear equations

  • Led intensive training in basic mathematics skills for health professional students

 

Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School / University of Puerto Rico, Aug 2006 – Jun 2007

Practicing Teacher, Advanced Theatre

  • Taught Introduction to Theatre History, Introduction to Puppet Theatre, and puppet crafting

  • Instructed on elements of theatre productions, stagehands training, and elements of theatre design 

  • Awarded the Outstanding Practicing Teacher Award

 

Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School / University of Puerto Rico, Jan 2007 – Jun 2007

Practicing Teacher, Introduction to Acting

  • Educated students about principles of script analysis from an actor’s perspective

  • Taught the Stanislavski Method and Uta Hagen technique  

  • Instructed on performing monologues, auditioning techniques, and scene study

 

Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School / University of Puerto Rico, Jan 2007 – Jun 2007

Practicing Teacher, Introduction to Design 

  • Taught elements of theatre design and artistic collaboration

  • Covered the basics of model-making, basics of costume design and costume rendering, and basics of lighting design and lighting design drafting 

 

Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School / University of Puerto Rico, Jan 2007 – Jun 2007

Practicing Teacher, Improvisational Theatre

  • Led an introduction to improvisational theatre rules and “teatro deportivo”

  • Taught Viola Spolin techniques and Rosa Luisa Marquez’s Theatre of the Oppress technique 

 

Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School / University of Puerto Rico, Jan 2007 – Jun 2007

Practicing Teacher, Introduction to Theatre Directing 

  • Ran the laboratory and rehearsal of The Passion of the Christ

  • Assisted with the production of The Passion of the Christ 

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Spring 2004

Graduate Instructor, General Physics II Lab for Engineering Majors

  • Led a standalone one-hour lecture and a two-hour laboratory per week

  • Addressed principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics with application to classical and modern physics

  • Taught experiments in mechanics, waves, and thermodynamics to complement the General Physics II course

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Fall 2005

Graduate Instructor, General Physics I Laboratory for Engineering Majors

  • Led a standalone one-hour lecture and a two-hour laboratory per week

  • Facilitated experiments in mechanics, waves, and optics to complement the General Physics I course

  • Taught the application of engineering methods with physical sciences

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Summer 2005

Graduate Instructor, Elements of Physics Laboratory 

  • Taught a standalone one-hour lecture and a two-hour laboratory per week

  • Covered mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and optics as well as differential and integral calculus-based mathematics for problem solving

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Spring 2006

Graduate Instructor, Laboratory of Modern College Physics II 

  • Facilitated two hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week 

  • Addressed mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and optics as well as differential and integral calculus-based mathematics for problem solving  

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Fall 2006

Graduate Instructor, General Physics I Laboratory for Engineering Majors

  • Led a standalone one-hour lecture and a two-hour laboratory per week

  • Taught experiments in mechanics, waves, and optics to complement the General Physics I course

 

 GUEST LECTURES 

 

Pomona College, Fall 2020

Seminar in Writing in Playwriting in Climate Change Drama

Lecture: Theatre for Service of Social Justice

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2015

Musical Theatre Stage Dance                       

Lecture: Selling it on the Stage: The Technique of Acting in Musical Theatre

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2015

Musical Theatre Stage Dance 

Lecture: Selling a Song: Singing for Non-singers in Musical Theatre

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2015

Musical Theatre Stage Dance 

Lecture: Professional Auditions Technique

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2015

Counseling for Diverse Population for Licensed Professional Counselors, Graduate Level

Lecture: Addressing the Inclusion Issues of Inclusion of Hispanic/Latinx People in Education 

 

Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Spring 2015

Introduction to Ensemble Dancing

Lecture: The Basics of Ballet and Survey of Latinx Dance Forms

 

Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Fall 2014

Physical Education 

Lecture: A Dance Around the World: Zumba Master Class

 

Texas Tech University, Spring 2013

Jazz for Beginners

Lecture: The Basics of Jazz Dance Form

 

Texas Tech University, Fall 2010

Theatre Appreciation

Lecture: Non-traditional Casting: Getting the Best Actor

 

Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School / University of Puerto Rico, Fall 2006

Theatre Arts I

Lecture: Basic Techniques on Improvisational Theatre and Devised Theatre 

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Fall 2005

General Physics II

Lecture: Finding Images on Concave and Convex Lenses

 

WORKSHOPS TAUGHT 

 

  • 2020 Multiculturalism in Theatre and Theatre Collaboration (Indiana University)

  • 2019 Diversifying Theatre Season (NDA) 

  • 2010 Puppets 101 (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2008 Dramatic Activities (UPR-Rio Piedras Primary School) 

  • 2007 Intro to Improvisational Theatre (Eugenio María de Hostos High School) 

  • 2006 Intro to Anne Bogart's Viewpoints (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez) 

  • 2006 History Survey of Puerto Rican Theatre (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus) 

  • 2005 Using Theatrical Techniques to Teach Physical Concepts (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus) 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

 

Graduate Art Preservation Intern 

Library of Congress, Washington, DC                                                                    May '07 – Aug '07 

  • Preservation Research and Testing Division 

  • Funded by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

 

Research Assistant 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR                                                                 Aug '04 – Aug '06 

  • Funded by NASA Tropical Center for Earth and Planetary Studies 

  • Topic: Spectroscopic Studies of Mn/Eu Doped Phosphates, Silicates and Borates 

 

Graduate Summer Intern 

Hunter College, New York, NY                                                                           Jun '04 – Aug '04 

  • Topic: Effects of Calixpyrrole in PEO-LiBF4 Polymer Electrolytes: A Multi-nuclear NMR Study 

 

Summer Intern 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA                                                                     May '03 – Aug '03 

  • Topic: Sedimentation of Colloidal Gels under Different Gravitational Stresses 

 

Summer Intern   

NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD                                      May '02 – Aug '02 

  • Topic: Development of Compact High-value Resistor using E-Beam Lithography 

 

Research Assistant 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR                                                          Jan '02 – May '02 

  • Topic: Effects of Comic Radiation and Solar Wind in A2BX4 Ionic Crystals 

 

Summer Intern 

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD                  May '01 – Aug '01 

  • Topic: Microscopy of Subsurface Particles in Coatings 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

 

Multicultural and Inclusion Consultant 

Freelance                                                                                                             Sept '15 – present 

  • Provided assessment of multicultural and anti-racists practices 

  • Provided statistical data of inclusion numbers and needs 

  • Designed anti-racism and multiculturalism training for staff and/or students 

 

Account Executive Manager 

GMR Marketing, Metro by T-Mobile account, Southern California                                       Jan '17 – Dec '19 

  • Trained a managed a team of 70+ brand ambassadors  

  • Designed different approaches to interact with potential consumers in bilingual settings 

  • Developed strategies for marketing the Metro by T-Mobile brand and offers 

 

Lead Academic Case Manager  

Texas Tech University – College of Education, Lubbock, TX                                                Sept '13 – June ‘15 

  • Designed individual academic interventions to guarantee student academic success 

  • Provided academic guidance and counseling to students living in poverty 

  • Developed strategies for teachers to enhance students’ success through instructional coaching 

  • Nominated for a President’s Equity and Diversity Award 

 

Social Media Marketing Specialist  

Artist: Grammy Nominee Yolandita Monge                                                                   Aug '01 – Aug ‘19 

  • Developed her former website and discussion forum 

  • Managed her Facebook page and fan group with 45K followers with a reach of 250K users 

  • Managed her YouTube page and do visual archival work 

 

Group Fitness Instructor 

Texas Tech University – Student Recreational Center, Lubbock, TX                                         Dec ‘11 – Aug ‘15 

  • Taught different group fitness formats: Zumba, Core, Total Body Burn, etc. 

  • Collaborated with the new group fitness instructor hire committee 

  • Provided mentorship to new group fitness instructor 

  • Special Service Award 

 

Senior Academic Advisor  

Texas Tech University – University Advising Department, Lubbock, TX                                    May '13 – Sept ‘13 

  • Provided academic advising for the incoming freshmen and transferred students 

  • Worked with a cohort of 700+ students from undeclared/undecided, pre-engineering and exploratory populations 

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE 

TBA*, PlayZoomers, 2021

Texas Transit*, Gay Triangle Festival, 2021 

P.A.B.*, Pro-Black Art Theatre Festival, 2021

Gayquake*, VHS Festival, 2020  

Non-Anniversary*, Lubbock Community Theatre, 2020

How did Edward Lose his Accent?* **, Short+Sweet, 2019

Noche de Boda, Short+Sweet, 2019

Hell No, Pink Mango, 2019

The Golden Tulip, Pink Mango, 2018

Dangers of Vampire Bites*, Texas Tech University Lab Theatre, 2011

The New Carpenter*, Texas Tech University Lab, 2010  

Arya*, Texas Tech University Lab, 2009

Opening for Tim Miller, Texas Tech University Amphitheater, 2008 

La Doncella, el Marinero y el Estudiante, UPR, Rio Piedreas Lab Theatre, 2008 

La Pesadilla de Drácula, UPR, Río Piedras Lab Theatre, 2008

La Vecina*, Café Nova Ley Cabaret, 2008 

The Passion of the Christ, Mayagüez Cultural Center, 2007 

Mambo Italiano, Figueroa Chapel Amphitheater, 2007

Queer Short, Site-specific, 2006 

Tráfico Pesado (assistant director), UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2005 

El Olor del Popcorn, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2004

La Obra*, Figueroa Chapel Amphitheatre, 2003

¡Cuidado Material Biológico!*, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2002

En un Momentito*, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2000 

                                             *Denotes first production

                                             **Semi-Finalist Short+Sweet, Hollywood

SELECTED ACTING EXPERIENCE 

 

     THEATRE 

Better than Grindr, Ignacio,  Meet Cute LA, 2020 

Gayquake, Gabriel Alexis, VHS Festival, 2020

How did Edward Lose his Accent?, Edward, Short+Sweet, 2019

Zaddy, Zaddy, Brown and Out 5, 2019

Anecdotadas, Concha, Brown and Out 5, 2019 

Are you Gay or Latino?, Miguel, Brown and Out 5, 2019

El Burlador de Sevilla, Anfriso, Plaza de la Raza, 2018

The Dark Side of the Moon, Goat Man, The Next stage, Hollywood, 2016

Altar Boyz, Juan+, Lubbock Community Theatre, 2015

The Odd Couple (Female), Manolo+, Lubbock Community Theatre, 2014

Annie Get Your Gun, Wild Horse, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, 2013 

My Fair Lady, Zoltan Karpathy, LHUCA Icehouse Theatre, 2012 

A Little Magic, Earl, CATS Playhouse, 2012 

The Children’s Hour, Joseph Cardin, Lubbock Community Theatre, 2012 

King and I, Phra Alack, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, 2011 

Annie, Wacky, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, 2011

High School Musical, Jock, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, 2011 

Footloose, Esemble, Texas Tech Main Stage, 2011

Willy Wonka, the Musical, Chorus, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, 2010

Guys and Dolls, Cuban Dancer, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, 2009 

La Corte de Faraón, Zarzuela, UPR, Río Piedras Theatre, 2008 

Mambo Italiano, Angelo, Figueroa Chapel Amphitheater, 2007 

Tráfico Pesado, Emilio / Agente, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2006 

Las Islas que se Repiten, Miss Caribe, Figueroa Chapel Amphitheater, 2006 

Orphans, Phillip, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2005 

El Olor del Popcorn, Georgie, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2005 

Voces, Él, UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre, 2003 

El CD, el ‘Long Playing’…, #2 / #4, El Sol Theatre, 2002 

Living Nativity, Baltazar, Jardines de Ponce School, 1999 

                                             +Bailey Award for Favorite Male Actor

 

 

     FILM

Vida Cruel parte 2, Gabriel, 2020, Feature

The Racists, Bob, 2019, Feature

Sasha Lanes, Xavier, 2018, Feature

The Book of the Damned, Detective Cole, 2017, Feature

Vida Cruel, Gabriel, 2016 , Feature

Stronghold, Usher, 2015, Feature

+, OutFest Fusion, 2019, Short

Hell No, Roberto, 2020, Short

The 3 Things You Learn about Dying, 2019, Short 

Method Acting Anonymous, Emcee, 2018, Short

It was You, 2018, Short

Red Canvas, Roberto, 2017, Short

Young & Alone, 2017, Short 

La Sirena y el Balón, Benjamin, 2016, Short

China Set, Amir, 2016, Short

The Favor, 2016, Short

Vigilante, 2015, Short

Learn to Act, 2015, Short

Deceased, 2015, Short

Into Vitality, 2015, Short

Unhappy Anniversary, 2015, Short

The Choir, 2015, Short

Hey Man, 2015, Short

Smug, 2015, Short 

The Dope Girl, 2015, Short

Fighting Shadows, 2015, Short 

Johanna’s Bad Advice, 2014, Short

Alex y Fabio ya no Están, 2013, Short

Nosferatu, 2009, Short

 

     TELEVISION 

NCIS, Jose Cortez, CBS, 2019

Chronicles No Limit, Juan Pena, BET, 2020

El Dia en Que se Resolvera…, Enrique, 2020

The New Age of Terror, Zarwaqui, A&E, 2017

Una Palabra, Recurring, 2015-20

7 Minutos, Recurring, 2015-20

Deep Undercover, Eduardo Orozco, Netflix, 2017

Caso Cerrado, Telemundo, 2017

Doomsday, History Channel, 2017

Amazon’s Hawaiian Sovereignty, Ramon, Amazon Prime, 2016 

Judge Junior, Pilot, 2016

Public Access, Pilot, 2016 

America’s Court with Judge Ross, Mr. Hernandez, CBS, 2016

Celebrity Apprentice, S. 15, CBS, 2016

Decisiones, Telemundo, 2007

Expresate: Arte por tus Ojos, PBS Puerto Rico, 2006

 

 

     NEW MEDIA 

Rita Moreno's Netflix Promo 

If Abuela was GPS, YouTube: Jenny Lorenzo

If Abuela was Alexa, YouTube: Jenny Lorenzo 

Caso Encerrado: La Croqueta, YouTube: Jenny Lorenzo

If Abuela Taught at Hogwarts, YouTube: Jenny Lorenzo

Mitú’s If Latinos were in Full House 

Mitú’s Puerto Rican Sayings  

Mitú’s Latinos Celebrate Everything 

Mitú’s Latino Disney Vacation 

Mitu’s Bachelorette Street Food Ed. 

Mitu's Latinos go to the Beach 

Mitu's Non-Mexican Mordidas 

Mitu's Yours Halloween VS Mine 

Mitu's When Latinas are Awkward 

Mitu's Vegan Holiday  

Mitu’s Cafecito Parody  

Mitu’s Latino Holiday Nightmare 

 

 

 

     INDUSTRIALS 

Karkrass Tri-Lingual 

EPSON’s Moverio 

Denim by Virtue ISKO 

TTU-HSC Safety Medical Trainings  

    COMMERCIALS 

Powerize, USA National, 2019 

Netflix’s ODAT Rita Moreno’s Promo, USA, International, 2018

Morning Star's Veggie Burger, Web, National, 2017

Rosetta Stone , Spanish MArket, International, 2016

Talk to American Friends , Non-Airing, 2016

     MUSIC VIDEOS 

“Ignorantes” by Bad Bunny, V/O, 2020

“VETE” by Bad Bunny, Lead, 2020

“Palma Salazar” by Gerardo Ortiz, Lead, 2017

“Dear Violence” by Josh Levi, Lead, 2017

“Que Caro Estoy Pagando” by H. Ochoa, Featured, 2016 

 

    INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK 

 Vibration Eternity, Performance/Dance, 2016

Dance Jazzo, Performance/Dance, 2015 

Jazzo Vitality, Performance/Dance, 2015

Movement Shots, Dance/Photography, 2013

Queer Performance, Movement/Playwriting, 2008

Los IN(visibles) , Performance/Visual Art, 2008 

Encerrados,Performance/Visual Art,2008 

Scenic Creations, Performance/Dance,2007 

Las Islas que se Repiten, Performance/Music/Playwriting, 2007 

Los de Abajo, Performance/Playwriting, 2006

Pata's Arriba, Happening/Performance, 2006 

Las Tres Hermanas, Performance/Installation, 2006 

Calendar Project, Again, Performance/Photography, 2006 

Queer Happening, Happening, 2005

Calendar Project, Performance/Photography, 2005 

SCHOLARSHIP 

 

  • 2020. Rodriguez, Teddy Alexis. Chosen Family. Loud and Queer Ezine. Black Lives Matter Special Edition. August 2020. 24-37.

  • 2020. Velez-Rodriguez, Teddy Alexis. “Applying the Microaggression Theories to Theatre Education and Theatre Arts. Web. Linkedin. 14 June 2020. 

  • 2020. Rodriguez, Teddy Alexis. “Accessory to Murder: Thoughts of an Angry Afro-Latinx LGBT+ Scholar”. Web. We are Mitu. 2020. 

  • 2013. Rodriguez, Teddy Alexis. "Another Gay Act." Letras Salvajes. Sept.-Oct. 2013: 51-52. Web. 23 Oct. 2013.  

  • 2013. Rodriguez, Teddy Alexis. "Cinderell-O." Letras Salvajes. Sept.-Oct. 2013: 180-181. Web. 23 Oct. 2013. 

  • 2012. Rodriguez, Teddy Alexis. "How Did Edward Lose His Accent." Homoerótica Puerto Rico. Colectivo Literario Homoerótica, 09 June 2012. Web.  

  • 2008. Rodríguez, Teddy A. Latino Lubbock Magazine. Llega 'Full Monty' a Texas Tech. Issue November 2008. 

  • 2008. El Educador Teatrero. <http://www.mister-teddy.blogspot.com>. 

  • 2007. Masters Abstracts International. Spectroscopic studies of Mn/Eu doped phosphates, silicates and borates. Vol. 45, no. 03, 92 p. 

  • 2007. Gazette. Library of Congress. Rodriguez, Teddy & Voung, Maryann. Gazette: Library of Congress. Interns Take Over the Library and Meet Librarian. 

  • 2007. Hoja Volante. Interns Take Over the Library: As told by themselves. Teddy Rodríguez & Maryann Voung. Vol II, 3. 4,7. 

  • 2007. Weiyi Jia, Dong Jia, Teddy Rodriguez, Yanyun Wang, Hua Jiang and Kewen Li. Emission of Pr3+ from two sites in CaHfO3 perovskite. J Luminescence.122-123.55-57. 

  • 2006.W. Jia, D. Jia, T. Rodriguez, D.R. Evans, R.S. Meltzer and W.M. Yen. UV excitation and trapping centers in CaTiO3:Pr3+. J Luminescence.119-120.13-18. 

  • 2004. S. Greenbaum, M. Kalita, M. Bukat, M. Ciosek, M. Siekierski, S.H. Chung, T. Rodriguez, R. Kovarsky, D. Golodnitsky, E. Peled, D. Zane, B. Scrosati, and W. Wieczorek, "Effect of calixpyrrole in PEO-LiBF4 polymer electrolytes". Electrochimica Acta 50 , 3942. 

  • 2003. T.V. Vorburger, N.G. Orji, L.P. Sung & T. Rodriguez. Surface Finish and Sub-surface Metrology. V Semetra - Fifth Aerospace Metrology Seminar Journal. 

 

 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS  

 

  • 2019 Latinx Art Advocacy Training, Santa Ana, CA, Californians for the Arts 

  • 2016 On set Etiquette, Burbank, CA Central Casting,  

  • 2015 Improvisational Theatre, Hollywood’s The Next Stage 

  • 2014 Undoing Racism, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond 

  • 2013 Affirmative Action in Higher Education Hiring, Higher Education Jobs 

  • 2012 Voice Lessons (current) Texas Tech University 

  • 2011 Moonlight Directions Glee Ensemble Lubbock Moonlight Musicals 

  • 2008 Site-singing Training UPR, Río Piedras Campus 

  • 2008 Lyric Theatre Workshop UPR, Río Piedras Campus 

  • 2007 Scenic Compositions and Movement UPR, Mayagüez Campus 

  • 2006 One-Act Playwriting Casa Cruz de la Luna Theatre 

  • 2006 Performance and Street Theatre UPR, Mayagüez Campus 

  • 2005 Gulemberias Improv Troup UPR, Mayaguez 

  • 2005 Acting for the Camera by William Smithers Caribbean Film Institute 

  • 2005 NASA Exoplanet Science Institute California Institute of Technology 

  • 2003 Intro to Improvisational Theatre UPR, Mayagüez Campus 

 

CONFERENCES 

 

  • 2019 “Achieving (True) Inclusion in Higher Education in Undergraduate Theatre Education: A Wholistic Method: A new method on achieving inclusion that transcends the diversity manifestos” (presenter). Texas Educational Theatre Association. Dallas, Texas. 

  • 2016 “El Burlador in Los Angeles” (presenter) Don Juan on Stage. University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Los Angeles, California 

  • 2015 “Back to School East Conference” (panelist) STAAR Institute  

  • 2015 “Achieving Inclusion in the Classroom through Multicultural Education: A New Method” (presenter) Texas Tech University’s Diversity Week. Lubbock, Texas  

  • 2015 “Texfit Mixed Fitness Format Demonstration” (presenter) 2015 TexFit. Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas  

  • 2014 “Women in the Academy” (panelist) American Association of University Women. Lubbock, Texas  

  • 2014 SCW Fitness Education Conference. Dallas, Texas. (attendee)  

  • 2013 38th National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference. Salt Lake, Utah (attendee) 

  • 2011 “Exploring Domestic Violence through Theatre: One’s Play Story” (presenter) 27th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education. Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2010 “Dramatic Reading: How did Edward lose his accent?” (presenter) 3rd National Colloquium on Diverse Perspectives on Sexuality. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 

  • 2009 Warburg Institute’s The Musses and the Afterlife in post-Classical Europe. Lubbock, Texas (attendee) 

  • 2008 “Obra Teatral: La Vecina,” (presenter) 2nd National Colloquium on Diverse Perspectives on Sexuality. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 

  • 2005. “UV excitation and trapping centers in CaTiO3:Pr3+” (co-presenter) International Conference of Luminescence. Beijing, China 

  • 2005. California Institute of Technology University NASA Michelson Exoplanet Science Institute. Pasadena, California. (attendee) 

  • 2006 “Anecdotes on Promoting Queer Diversity on Campus.” (panelist) 1st National Colloquium of Diverse Sexualities. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 

  • 2005 “Surface Finish and Sub-surface Metrology,” (presenter) First International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture. Karlsruhe, Germany 

  • 2004 “Effects of Calixpyrrole in PEO-LiBF4 Polymer Electrolytes: A Multinuclear NMR Study” (poster) Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Providence, RI 

  • 2003 “Surface Finish and Sub-surface Metrology,” (presenter) Fifth Aerospace Metrology Seminar. Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. 

  • 2003 “Sedimentation of Colloidal Gels under Different Gravitational Stresses,” (presenter) Physics Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium: Summer Internships 2003. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 

  • 2002 “Development of Compact High-value Resistor using E-Beam Lithography,” (presenter) Physics Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium: Summer Internships. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 

  • 2002 “Microscopy of Subsurface Particles in Coatings,” (presenter) 22nd Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting. Arecibo, Puerto Rico. 

  • 2001 “Microscopy of Subsurface Particles in Coatings” (poster) 10th The Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Conference. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE SERVICE 

 

  • 2020 Short+Sweet, Hollywood Festival Diversity Committee. Hollywood, CA 

  • 2015 Diversity Week Organizing Committee Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2015 NAME Conference Organizing Committee Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2014 Group Fitness Instructor Hiring Committee, Recreational Center Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas  

  • 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Organizing Committee, Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2014 College and Career Day Organizing Committee, Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2014 Talent Showcase Selection Committee, Dunbar College Preparatory Academy, Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2013 Nuestras Voces Play Festival Selection Committee, Repertorio Español New York, New York 

  • 2013 Group Fitness Instructor Hiring Committee, Recreational Center Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas  

  • 2012 Group Fitness Instructor Hiring Committee, Recreational Center Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas  

  • 2011 Script Raiders 24hr PlayFest Organizing Committee, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 

  • 2007 Theatre Season Selection Committee, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 

  • 2006 Theatre Season Selection Committee, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

AWARDS 

 

  • 2020 OutFest Fusion, Official Selection for Hell No 

  • 2019 Short+Sweet Hollywood, LGBT Play Semi-Finalist  

  • 2015 Lubbock Community Theatre’s Bailey Award for Favorite Male Actor 

  • 2014 Texas Tech President’s Equity and Diversity Award Nominee 

  • 2014 Texas Tech University Recreational Center Special Service Award 

  • 2014 Texas Tech University 5 year Service Award 

  • 2013 CH Foundation  Texas Tech Theatre Department Award 

  • 2012 College of Visual and Performing Arts Cash Award 

  • 2012 CH Foundation Theatre Department Award 

  • 2012 Texas Tech's Department of Theatre Excellence in Academic Writing Award 

  • 2012 College of Visual and Performing Arts Cash Award 

  • 2012 CH Foundation Theatre Department Award 

  • 2011 Marquis Who's Who List 

  • 2010 Marquis Who's Who List 

  • 2010 Helen DeVitt Jones Theatre Department Award 

  • 2009 Helen DeVitt Jones Theatre Department Award 

  • 2009 Texas Tech University Parents Scholarship 

  • 2009 Student Diversity Relations Diversity Award 

  • 2008 Cambridge Who's Who List 

  • 2008 Ann Bradshaw Stokes Theater Department Award 

  • 2008 UPR-Río Piedras Dean's List 

  • 2007 Outstanding Practicing Teacher  

  • 2007 Leadership Alliance Emerging PhDs Yearbook Selection  

  • 2004-06 NASA/UPR-Mayagüez, Tropical Center Research Assistantship 

  • 2004 UPR-Mayagüez Teaching Assistantship 

  • 2004 Dedication of the District's Science Fair 

  • 2004 USAA National Collegiate Award 

  • 2003 USAA National Collegiate Award 

  • 2003 USAA National Collegiate Minority Leadership Award 

  • 2002 USAA All-American Scholar 

  • 2002 National Collegiate Natural Sciences Awards 

  • 2001-2002 UPR-RUM Academic Excellence Award 

  • 2000-2003 UPR-Mayagüez. Physics Honor Student 

  • 2000-2003 UPR-Mayagüez Dean's List 

  • 2000-2003 National Dean's List 

  • 2000 USAA All-American Scholar 

  • 1999 Guarantee of College Education Scholarship 

  • 1999 American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medal 

  • 1999 Aerospace Education Excellence Award 

  • 1999 Governor's Youth Leadership Medal 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

 

  • Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Eligible Member 

  • Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) 

  • Theatre Communication Group (TCG) 

  • Latino Arts Network 

  • Alpha Psi Omega (APO) - National Honour Theatre Fraternity, Tau Cast, Inducted 2009 

  • Golden Key Honor Society (GK), Inducted in 2003 

 

 

 

WRITTEN WORKS PERFORMED (COLLECTIVE WORK NOT INCLUDED) 

 

  • 2020 Hell No (OutFest Fusion Shorts, Los Angeles, CA) 

  • 2019 How did Edward Lose his Accent (Short+Sweet Festival, Hollywood) 

  • 2012 Bus of Our Lives (Texas Tech University 24hr Play Festival) 

  • 2012 On Facebook (8th International Gi60 Play Festival) 

  • 2010 False (6th International Gi60 Play Festival) 

  • 2010 Twin-Os (Texas Tech University 24hr Play Festival) 

  • 2010 How Did Edward Lose his Accent (3rd Colloquium of Queer Sexualities) 

  • 2009 Unpagginated (Lubbock Arts Festival) 

  • 2008 Queer Performance: An Opening Act for Tim Miller (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2007 Mambo Italiano (translation/adaptation) (Figueroa Chapel Amphitheatre) 

  • 2005 Orphans (translation/adaptation) (UPR-Mayagüez Campus Lab Theatre) 

  • 2002 Danger! Bio-hazardous Material (UPR-Mayagüez Campus Lab Theatre) 

  • 2001 En un Momentito (UPR-Mayagüez Campus Lab Theatre) 

 

 

PRODUCING EXPERIENCE 

 

  • 2019 Noche de Bodas (Short+Sweet, Hollywood) 

  • 2019 How Did Edward Lose his Accent? (Short+Sweet, Hollywood) 

  • 2018 Hell No (Short Film) 

  • 2018 The Maid in the Mink Coat (Short Film) 

  • 2017 Hello Ellie (Short Film) 

  • 2017 Bros (Short Film) 

  • 2017 You Can’t Mess a Mess (Short Film) 

  • 2015 Texas Tech Rec Center Color Me Zumba 

  • 2014 Texas Tech Rec Center Spring Zumbathon Extravaganza 

  • 2013 Texas Tech Rec Center Body and Mind Zumbathon  

  • 2013 Texas Tech Rec Center Outdoors Zumbathon 

  • 2012 Texas Tech Rec Center Outdoors Zumbathon 

  • 2011 FuSion Fitness Zumbathon Experience 

  • 2008 La Vecina (Café Nova Ley Cabaret) 

  • 2007 Mambo Italiano (Figueroa Chapel Amphitheater)   

  • 2007 Los Fantoches (UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre) 

  • 2007 Marta Stutz (UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre) 

  • 2007 TeatRUM on Air(UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre) 

  • 2007 Show de Comedia: 80s Qué Bocholno! (Figueroa Chapel Amphitheater) 

  • 2006 Tráfico Pesado(UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre) 

  • 2005 El Olor del Popcorn (UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre) 

  • 2003 Voces (UPR, Mayagüez Lab Theatre) 

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS 

 

  • 2017 48hr Film Festival (Hollywood, CA) 

  • 2016 Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge (Hollywood, California) 

  • 2016 Harrisburg The New Works Festival Playwriting Judge (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)  

  • 2016 Workshop Reader for God and Mortals, the Musical (Los Angeles, CA) 

  • 2016 Workshop Reader for Feature Film The Furies (Los Angeles, CA) 

  • 2015 Wild Winds Playwriting Workshop Reader for Rosebud (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2013 Playwriting Judge for Nuestras Voces (Repertorio Español New York, NY) 

  • 2012 Script Raiders' 24hr Play Festival (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2011 Standing on Ceremony: Gay Marriage Plays (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2011 7th International Talent Show (TTU Allen Theatre) 

  • 2011 Script Raiders' 24hr Play Festival (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2010 5th International Talent Show (Lubbock High Theatre) 

  • 2010 Reading of Pedrito's Road, the play (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2010 Script Raiders' 24hr Play Festival (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2009 The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2009 4th International Talent Show (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2009 Script Raiders' 24hr Play Festival (Texas Tech University) 

  • 2008 Performance Los (IN)visibles (UPR, Rio Piedras) 

  • 2008 Musical Theatre Review Concert (UPR, Rio Piedras Main Stage) 

  • 2006 Physics Show: World's Circus (host) (Figueroa Chapel Amphitheatre) 

  • 2004 3rd Latin American Theatre Festival (UPR, Humacao Main Stage) 

  • 2003 National University Theatre Festival (Figueroa Chapel Amphitheatre) 

 

 

 

SPECIAL SKILLS 

 

  • Fluent in English and Spanish 

  • Green Zone Training  

  • LGBTQ Ally Training 

  • Safe Zone Military Veteran Training  

  • Software: Matlab, MacOS, Windows, MS Office, Linux, Gentoo and RedHat 

  • Academic Software: Basic and Intermediate Banner, Basic HTML 

  • Design Software: Vectorworks, Lightwright, Beamwright, AutoCAD and Audacity 

  • Licensed Zumba,© Zumba Step© and Zumba Kids© Fitness Instructor 

  • Acting: Viewpoints, Method Acting, Meisner Technique, Military Manners, Utta Hagen 

  • Dance: Intermediate: Tap and Jazz; Basic: Ball-room, Ballet, Hip-hop and Latin 

  • Adult-CPR/AED Certification