Making Sense of the World through the Written & Performing Arts
Jaime Alejandro Cruz (he/him) is an award-winning playwright and multimedia creative. He is a Mexican-American raised in Wyoming, committed to serve through the arts.
His plays have been produced at Las Vegas Little Theater, University of Wyoming, Balagan Theater, and Rain City Projects, among others. Jaime has created educational plays for young audiences for the Casper Children’s Theater, Pine Bluffs High School, and more. His latest supernatural coming of age screenplay, The Inherited, was a Screamcraft International Semifinalist as well as a ScriptLab International Quarterfinalist. Jaime’s work has been workshopped and developed at The American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center, Last Frontier Theater Conference, University of Las Vegas, Relative Theatrics, Northwest Playwrights, and others.
In an effort to serve fellow independent creatives, Jaime began the Arts Calling Podcast, and premiered the Coalition for Digital Narratives this year, a digital workshop for short-form storytelling and new media. Jaime creates character-driven stories with a penchant for the absurd about family, working-class people, and the Other.
BFA University of Wyoming | Theatre & Dance, Writing & Directing Emphasis
AA Casper College | Theatre Performance
SKILLS + ABILITIES
Audio/Video Production + Content Creation
Extensive script writing experience
Voice Over performance and production
Adobe Creative Suite
Advanced English and Spanish proficiency
Experience leading creative workshops and public speaking
At ease problem-solving independently or in collaboration
Semi-Finalist, Screamcraft Int’l Horror Contest (The Inherited)
Quarter-Finalist, The Script Lab Screenplay Comp. (The Inherited, Top 7% of 13,000 entries)
Winner, NAPAT National Playwriting Competition (Cuarto # Cuatro)
Winner, NWDC/NPA Regional Playwriting Competition (Videotape)
Finalist, John Cauble National One Act Award (Dead in the Kitchen)
2X Winner KCACTF Region VII One Act Award
FILMMAKING BACKGROUND + HONORS
Short. Sweet. Film Fest Official Selection (SEEK, w/ Anthony Stengel)
307 Film Festival, Official Selection (SEEK, w/ Anthony Stengel)
Spotlight Film Awards, Gold Winner (SEEK, w/ Anthony Stengel)
Sheridan Filmmaker’s Festival (At a Distance, writer + director)
The Tumble: In Pieces (writer + director, a web series)
Nowhere People: A Music Video Film (writer + director, student feature)
J. CRUZ VIDEO
Once upon a time, my wife and I provided video production services as Jaime Cruz Videography, LLC. We captured everything: Weddings, recitals, and special events, as well as custom video solutions such as corporate projects, testimonials, and so on. Notable highlights include capturing Olympic medalist Adam Rippon’s figure skating routine in Casper, as well as Grammy Winners The Steeldrivers performing at Oyster Ridge Music Festival. Here’s a few samples from that era.
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