Fernando Calzadilla is a theater designer, dramaturg, performance scholar, and artist. He has a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University where he worked closely with Richard Schechner and Diana Taylor. A native Venezuelan, Fernando has been awarded 14 times best set, costumes, or lighting designer for his work in Caracas’ theaters. He has taught Performance at FIU, Performance Art at DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High), ECA’s Performance Workshop at New York University, and rasaboxes workshops (actors training technique) at colleges and regional theaters throughout the U.S., and abroad. He was lead professor of the first Taller Telemundo: Escritores de Telenovela at Miami Dade College. He is currently Dramaturg/Resident Artist for The Miami Theater Center where he has co-authored with Stephanie Ansin three original plays and four adaptations. He has designed sets, lights, and costumes for all of them.
Fernando is one of the six rasaboxes licensed instructors.