Orlando Pabotoy

Associate Arts Professor


Recent projects include adapting and directing Il mondo della luna (USC MFA in Acting) creating and directing That Beautiful Laugh (LA New Musical Festival); directing Zibaldone (CSULB), directing Scapin for the Juilliard Drama Division with Bill Irwin as the adaptor/choreographer, and choreographing Shakespeare Santa Cruz’ production of Romeo and Juliet and Andrei Belgrader’s production of Pericles (UCSD and USC MFA). Mr. Pabotoys revival of Creation, which opened Off-Broadway in New York City (August 2006), was met with critical acclaim, and he also directed a revival of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me for the Sounding Theater Company. Mr. Pabotoy has taught for the Juilliard School, the Graduate Programs in University of Texas in Austin, Bard College, The Old Globe, UCSD, Cal Arts, CSULB, and at the Actors Center in New York. He has served as faculty for the Public Theater’s Summer Lab (New York). He teaches Internationally during the summer in the Netherlands and Italy. Mr. Pabotoy is a co-founder of Studio Six (A Clown and Commedia studio). Mr. Pabotoy has performed at The Kirk Douglas Theater (LA), The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park in NYC, New York Theater Workshop, The Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center), The Old Globe, Yale Repertory Company; with Ma-Yi Theater Company, IMUA Theater Company, Lake Lucille, The Flying Machine Company; and in numerous productions for the Division 13 Theater Company. Some of his roles include Aufidius in Coriolanus, Puck and Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Azdak in Caucasian Chalk Circle, Petruchio and Grumio in The Taming of The Shrew, Prospero, Antonio and Stephano in The Tempest, Capt. Jamy and a French Lord in Henry V, Magno in The Romance of Magno Rubio, Genet in Jean Genet, and the Fool in King Lear. He was a cast member for the Grand Finale 365 plays/365 days by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzanne Lori-Parks, sponsored by CTG in Los Angeles. His Television/Film credits include three Seasons on Strangers With Candy with Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris (Comedy Central), and guest stars on JAG (CBS), In the Weeds (Independent Feature), Blue Hour, The Beat (WB) and Whoopi (NBC). Mr. Pabotoy is a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division.


Recipient of the 1997 John Houseman Award
1998 Fox Fellowship
2003 OBIE Award