Artability Artist Spotlight: Samuel Valdez | Alternate ROOTS

Artability Artist Spotlight: Samuel Valdez

Posted on June 22, 2015 by nicole.gurgel@gmail.com
Posted in Blog, Featured Story

This is the second of our four-part Artability Artist Spotlight series that highlights differently-abled artists and runs throughout Alternate ROOTS’ Artability campaign. Artability provides scholarships for artists with disabilities to attend ROOTS Week. To read the first spotlight, featuring Camille Shafer, click here. To learn more about, or donate to, the Artability campaign, visit our Indiegogo page.

“As a disabled performing artist I have found a great and supportive family at Alternate ROOTS who inspires me to continue my creative soul. Every year I look forward to ROOTS Week to be re-inspired by many colleagues and friends.”

Samuel Valdez, Playwright, Director, Performer, and ROOTS Member
Tijuana, Mexico

Samuel Valdez is a playwright, director, and performer. The son of Mexican immigrants, he was born in Riverside, CA and currently lives in Tijuana, Mexico. Samuel graduated with a B.A. in theater from San Diego State University in 1991, with an emphasis on directing. In the decade following college, Samuel directed a large number of Latina/o plays, including: Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, The Conduct of Life by Maria Irene Fornes, and [...]

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