Benito Vasquez


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Mr. Vasquez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He holds a BS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston-Downtown and an MFA in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University. He has recently been hired as Manager of Community Partnerships for the Alley Theatre. Mr. Vasquez will work to build relationships between the Alley Theatre and its community with a goal of creating more immersive and interactive theatre-based experiences for traditionally underserved community members to expand accessibility to, and engagement with, theatre arts.

Prior to his arrival to the Alley, Mr. Vasquez was working for the University of Houston-Clear Lake as Director of the Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grant Program. He spent the last year and a half building this program, which helps Latinx students achieve their educational and career goals in the STEM fields. Mr. Vasquez has also served as Manager of Mexican Programs for City University of Seattle, where he managed international double-degree programs with university partnerships in Mexico, such as the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey and, CETYS Universidad in Baja California.

As a theatre practitioner, Mr. Vasquez has been acting and directing in Houston and Seattle for over 15 years. He holds an MFA in Performance and Pedagogy. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of TEATRX, a Latinx theatre company established this year to advance Latinx performance arts as a vital and prominent part of the artistic identity of Houston by representing and supporting the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories. And, most recently, Mr. Vasquez has been selected to be part of the first steering committee for the Houston Alliance of Latinx Arts (HALA): A grassroots coalition of artists and art administrators working towards finding solutions to the inequities in funding of Latinx arts in Houston.


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