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Carlos Armesto is the Producing Artistic Director of theatreC, a company dedicated to creating unique theatrical experiences. He has worked as a director and producer on festivals, plays, musicals, concerts, and events around the country. Mr. Armesto was an Associate Curator at the inaugural Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, an Associate Artistic Director at The Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Co-Director for the EST/Sloan Project. He is also a recipient of the Bill Foeller Fellowship at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and a Princess Grace Fellowship.
Through theatreC, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in November 2019, he has created over 50 theatrical works. Notable credits include THE WHO’S TOMMY (Best Director, Star Ledger’s NJ Tonys 2010), BINDING (Best Choreography, Solo Performance and Performance Art Piece – Innovative Theatre Awards 2010), Echoes of Etta at Joe’s Pub (MAC Award for Outstanding Cabaret Act 2014), and HEADING EAST (with BD Wong). He has directed and consulted for several university programs, including Rutgers Theater Company, NYU’s Graduate Musical TheatreWriting Program and the Dramatic Writing Program, and Fordham University. Currently under development: ODD MAN OUT, (with Teatro Ciego of Argentina), CUBAMOR, and URINETOWN (with NYU Tisch). He is also Creative Director for theatreC’s renowned LGBTQ+ Party Series RETRO FACTORY. MFA Directing Carnegie Mellon. BS Chemical Engineering & Theatre MIT. SDC.
The Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series brings creative practitioners who push boundaries, defy definition, and demonstrate excellence in all aspects of the arts, to our campus for deep engagement with our students and faculty. The Steiner Speaker Series is administered by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry with the assistance of an advisory committee comprised of faculty from around the university.