Making Sense of the World through the Written & Performing Arts.
Jaime Alejandro Cruz is an award-winning playwright and multimedia creative from Wyoming.
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 the online storyteller community, Jaime interviews creatives on the Arts Calling Podcast, and will premiere the Coalition for Digital Narratives this year, a digital workshop for short-form storytelling and new media. Jaime is committed to creating character-driven stories with a penchant for the absurd about family, working class people, and the Other.
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)
SKILLS + ABILITIES:
Audio/Video Production Experience
Adobe Creative Suite
Fluent in English and Spanish
Recent Poetry Publications
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