VINNY EDEN ORTEGA
Vinny Eden Ortega is a New York City based theatre director, playwright, and artistic director originally from Clearwater, Florida.
As a generative artist he dramatizes the individual experiences of marginalized peoples in fantastical ways. In mixing performance, multimedia, and post-modern aesthetics, Ortega creates an unconventional theatrical experience that explores volatile relationships in poetic, sensual, and intoxicated conditions.
His work has been seen at The Wild Project, The Exploriment Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), The Ashtar Theatre Festival (Ramallah, Palestine), Poetic License Festival, The Secret Theatre, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Theatre Row, St Paul’s Theatre, WOW Cafe Theatre, The New Ohio Theatre, The Players Theater, and Pace University. In 2018 his play Phenomenal Things received a Laboratorium Residency on Governor’s Island.
Ortega co-founded The Dare Tactic, as the current Artistic Director he has produced over 14 full productions/developmental workshops and directed the company’s arts outreach programs. In addition to his work with The Dare Tactic; Ortega has served as the Associate Artistic Director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and it’s annual Playwrights For a Cause Benefit. He is currently an ensemble member of Co-Op Theatre East and a former Artistic Assistant at The Drama League of New York. Ortega is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Vinnyedenortega.com