Esteban Andres Cruz

Esteban Andres Cruz (Mx. Vazquez and others) (they/them) was born in Berwyn, raised in Cicero, IL and grew up on Chicago’s stages.  They are thrilled to be making their debut at The Flea in this poem of healing by fellow LPC member, Jesús I. Valles.  In addition to acting, Esteban is also a dancer, improviser, writer, jazz musician, choreographer, poet, playwright and playwright doula.  NY credits: Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven (Drama Desk Nomination Best Featured Actor), Cornelia Street, world premiere by Simon Stephens directed by Neil Pepe and featuring Mary Beth Piel and Norbert Leo Butts. Selected Regional credits: St Louis Shakes, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Theatre at the Center (IN), Cygnet Theatre (SD), NYSF, Celebration (LA), Pasadena Playhouse, Peninsula Players (WI), St Louis Rep, Miami New Drama, Williamstown.  In Chicago: Steppenwolf, Writers, Victory Gardens (w/ Chay Yew), About Face, The Factory, Urban Theatre, Teatro Vista, Jackalope, Raven plus many more. Esteban is an ensemble member with A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago and a part of the Latinx Playwrights Circle (LPC), in NYC.  Esteban is a 2019 TCG National Fox Fellow Acting Award Winner,  2009 Jeff Award Winner for Best Actor and the 1994 After Dark Award for Best Choreography.  Film: Spa Night (Spirit Award’s Cassavetti Award winner), Rattled, Valley of Bones (starring Alexandra Billings), The Thin Line (with Lily Gladstone), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. TV: “Chicago Fire,” “Awkward,” “Easy,” “Idiot Sitter,” “The Bridge,” “You’re The Worst” and “South Side.”  Love to Jimmy & Tes & all the familia, chosen and bloody.