Name: Juan Ramirez, Jr.
What is your current project? The American Dream
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
The play will be performed at the 14th Street Y. The East Village neighborhood supports work that embraces a truer perspective of our community.
What’s next for you?
After three festivals and a workshop, I am going to continue the preproduction work on a web series.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
My show, Truck Stop Queen!
Any advice for your peers?
Don’t be afraid of change and stay hydrated.
Juan Ramirez, Jr. is an internationally produced writer, actor and director. His latest play to be seen on stage is Truck Stop Queen, part of the LIC One-Act Festival and published in an anthology with the Secret Theatre. Honor Among Thieves was selected for the 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival and presented at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Love Diplomats was produced by the Raíces Theatre Company’s 2016 Desde El Puente. It was also selected for 2016 Short + Sweet International Festival Top 80 in Sydney, Australia and performed at the Top 10 NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center. Love In All The Right Places produced at Ophelia Theatre Group and Manhattan Repertory Company, There’s A Wolf At The Door also at Manhattan Rep, The Safety of Strangers, a one-act festival of his various work at Theatre Row, At The Corner of Francis and Wolf with The Bronx Repertory Company and Red Light at Lehman College’s SUMMERWORX. Pro And Cons made Abstract Sentiment Theater Company’s Block and Talk series in October 2014, 2016 Fall 10 Minute Play Series and 2016 Playwright’s Showcase with Manhattan Repertory Company. His one-act play JUMP! was part of Lehman’s first annual playwright’s festival. American Culture was produced at NYU’s Blink of an Eye one-act festival. Dad & Son was produced at 2013 and To Speed Or Not To Speed at 2014 Gi60 One minute play festival in Halifax, UK. The play will be part of a published selection with Routledge next year. The American Dream is a semi-finalist for 2016 Stage Left Theatre’s Downstage Left residency, Walk The Bronx is a 2015 Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalist, Villa Of Life is a NYU 2014 Graduate Screenplay Finalist and Jimmy’s Tab is a 2011 Princess Grace semi-finalist. Stroke Of Madness is part of the 2016 and Wall with 2017 Cimientos Play Program with IATI Theater. He is honored to have the opportunity to produce The American Dream in the inaugural Broadway Bound Theatre Festival this summer. He received his B.A. from Lehman College and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch.
The 14th Street Y
Wednesday, August 2nd 12:30PM
Sunday, August 6th 6:30PM
Thursday, August 10th 4PM