CarlosAlexis Cruz, assistant professor of physical theatre, led a session on Sunday, June 25, at the national symposium of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1996, NET is a national community of artists and arts organizations dedicated to the advancement of collaborative theater and ensemble practice. Past Forward: 2017 NET National Gathering & Symposium was hosted by the University of Washington School of Drama.
Cruz’s session featured a presentation of research and a performance from his solo work-in-progress, Pícaro, which follows the immigrant journey of a 13-year-old boy from Guatemala.
Cruz is the founder of Pelú Theatre, a company dedicated to telling urban stories, particularly through a Latino lens, in more physically engaging ways. In 2014 he received the McColl Award from the Arts & Science Council to develop Nouveau Sud, a contemporary circus project in Charlotte. He holds an M.F.A. in Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.