Quique Aviles, originally from El Salvador, has been writing, performing, and leading community arts projects for more than 35 years. He co-founded the LatiNegro Theater Collective, which brought its socially conscious theatre to schools, jails, and community centers. In 1999 he co-founded Sol & Soul, an arts and activist organization, where he directed a summer street theater project. His poetry and commentary have been featured on NPR, local public radio, and in several anthologies. He has written and performed 11 one-man shows dealing with issues of race and identity. In addition to his solo work, Quique was a founder and is the current director of Paso Nuevo, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s award-winning youth theatre program.
Graduate: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 1985