Claro de los Reyes is a social practice theatre & film artist who creates work to further build community, encourage cross- cultural dialogue, and highlight & explore underrepresented histories. Inclusion and Accessibility are underpinning values in his work and he is particularly interested in creating work in public spaces and alternative/ non-traditional venues.
As an actor, Claro has performed Off-Broadway with various NY theater companies that include the Pan Asian Rep, National Asian American Theater Company, International WOW Co., Imua! Theatre & Film, and Leviathan Lab. He has had the honor of devising theatre alongside community members in NYC, the Philippines, and Rwanda. His short films have been screened in programs for the Anthology Film Archive and festivals at Chicago's Portage Theater. As a social practice theatre artist his recent accomplishments include: 2015 commissioned artist for the Laundromat Projects Create Change program; 2016-17 National Artists Strategies Creative Community Fellow; and 2017 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant Recipient.
Additionally he is a proud theatre-based educator he serves arts organizations that include the Apollo Theater Education, CUNY Creative Arts Team, and The Filipino School of NY & NJ. He is a graduate of Fordham Theatre Program, the Third World Newsreel Film Workshop, and he holds an MA in Applied Theatre from CUNY School of Professional Studies. Claro is the founder and director of Atlantic Pacific Theatre, a recently launched social practice theatre company that aims to enhance the public’s understanding, empathy, and awareness of the Asian Pacific diaspora in local and transnational contexts. www.atlanticpacifictheatre.org