Carl(os) Roa

A proud alumni of the Headlong Performance Institute and Drexel University, (os)’ work explores the marginalized within the marginalized, and child-like revelry in performance. They’ve worked with numerous artistic organizations in Philadelphia, including The Wilma Theater, Taller Puertorriqueño, First Person Arts, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, and Swim Pony Performing Arts.

Previous projects include From Beneath, It Lurks, a devised horror play; and Andean Mountains, which was the recipient of a residency provided by FringeArts and received its world premiere at Taller Puertorriqueño. They are also one of the organizers for Lxs Primxs, an interdisciplinary collective that creates performance art for a third culture following. Follow their website: www.carlparenthesisos.com

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The Colombia Outside My Apartment / La Colombia afuera de mi apartamento
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The Colombia Outside My Apartment / La Colombia afuera de mi apartamento

What I Learned From the Quarantine / Lo que aprendí de la cuarentena

30 November 2020

In the intro article to the Colombia series, Carl(os) Roa, a Latinx artist from Philadelphia who made art in Bogotá last year, poses the question “What are the ways in which Colombia’s arts communities are just as fragmented as those in the United States” and shares how uplifting it has been to watch artists in the Bogotanx theatre community adapt to new realities brought on by the pandemic.

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La Complejidad De Mi Ciudad
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La Complejidad De Mi Ciudad

A Report on the LTC Miami in Motion Convening

19 September 2019

Carl(os) Roa reflects on the 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening, which took place between 12 and 14 July.

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How to Model a Healthier Professional Culture That Benefits Marginalized Artists and Administrators
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How to Model a Healthier Professional Culture That Benefits Marginalized Artists and Administrators

1 May 2019

Carl(os) Roa offers thoughts on how organizations can create healthier workspaces, weaving in ideas from artists at Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Applied Mechanics.

Theatre in Quarantine / Teatro en Cuarentena
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Theatre in Quarantine / Teatro en Cuarentena

Stories of Radical Adaptation, Survival, and Resistance from Colombian Theatre Artists / Cuentas de adaptación radical, supervivencia y la resistencia de artistas de teatro colombianos

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many artists’ livelihoods, but especially performance and theatre artists. From the lens of a group of queer artists, this series offers a hyper-specific look at how artists living in Bogotá have been surviving and adapting during the pandemic.