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EDWARD TORRES

Lucas Hall and Zakiya Young in  Familiar , running January 26–March 3 at The Old Globe   Buy tickets

Lucas Hall and Zakiya Young in Familiar, running January 26–March 3 at The Old Globe Buy tickets

Native Gardens  by Karen Zacarías, May 26-June 24 at The Old Globe in San Diego   See more

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías, May 26-June 24 at The Old Globe in San Diego See more

Where You From? What You Be About?  by Eric Avilés, January 18 - February 4, 2018 at Downtown Art in NYC   See more

Where You From? What You Be About? by Eric Avilés, January 18 - February 4, 2018 at Downtown Art in NYC See more

Edward Torres and Quiara Alegria Hudes at rehearsals for World Premiere of  The Happiest Song Plays Last  at The Goodman Theatre   License Play

Edward Torres and Quiara Alegria Hudes at rehearsals for World Premiere of The Happiest Song Plays Last at The Goodman Theatre License Play

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Edward Torres is a theater artist, television actor and professor. His theatrical work has appeared at The Public Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Old Globe, the Goodman Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse. Edward is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he directed Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman and Jose Rivera's Marisol. On television, he has appeared in Luke Cage, The Deuce, Gotham, The Get Down and The Following. 

Vico C and Edward Torres at rehearsals for the World Premiere musical  La Canción  at Repertorio Español   Buy Tickets

Vico C and Edward Torres at rehearsals for the World Premiere musical La Canción at Repertorio Español Buy Tickets

A Chicago native, he co-founded the Teatro Vista theatre in 1990, where he would direct the world premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (named Best Play of 2009 by The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Time Out Chicago). Chad Deity was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and earned Edward the Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production – Play and Best Director – Play. He directed subsequent productions to critical acclaim at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre (2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Obie Award for Best New American Play) and at the Geffen Playhouse.

His recent directing credits include the world premiere musical La Canción (Repertorio Español, Latin ACE Award for Best Musical, Artistas de Teatro Independiente Award for Best Director), Macbeth (The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit), Mosque Alert (Silk Road Rising), White Tie Ball by Martín Zimmerman (Teatro Vista), and The Happiest Song Plays Last by Quiara Alegría Hudes (Goodman Theatre).

Edward Torres will next be seen performing in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner Bruce Norris' play Downstate, a co-production between Steppenwolf in Chicago and the National Theatre of Great Britain. Downstate will premiere at Steppenwolf in fall 2018 and transfer to the National Theatre in spring 2019. 

The London debut of  Downstate  by Bruce Norris, March 12-April 29 at the National Theatre   Buy tickets

The London debut of Downstate by Bruce Norris, March 12-April 29 at the National Theatre Buy tickets

The world premiere of  Downstate  by Bruce Norris, September 20-November 4 at Steppenwolf in Chicago   See more

The world premiere of Downstate by Bruce Norris, September 20-November 4 at Steppenwolf in Chicago See more

The Happiest Song Plays Last,  February 22-March 17 at The Los Angeles Theater Center   See more

The Happiest Song Plays Last, February 22-March 17 at The Los Angeles Theater Center See more

World premiere of  The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity  at Second Stage Theater in NYC   License Play

World premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Second Stage Theater in NYC License Play

 

 

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