Rudi is a playwright, poet, and performer who has created solo theater, devised-theater works, and plays for over two decades. He is also an acclaimed B-Boy and has toured internationally, competing, adjudicating, and teaching with his award-winning group Flipside Kings.

Rudi is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Award for playwriting, the Future Aesthetics Artist Re-grant funded by the Ford Foundation, the Miami-Dade County’s Choreographers Award (2013 & 2018), a FEAST Grant for his book of poems "A Bag of Halos and Horns," and a Theater Masters' TAKE TEN 2021 Playwright.


He has trained and worked with DV8 Physical Theater and Cirque De Soleil. And is a founding member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects and Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre.

Publications include American Theatre Magazine, Theater Magazine, Imagined Theatres: Writing for a theoretical stage, and Samuel French/Concord.

He is currently attending the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale for an MFA in Playwriting (2023).

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