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Rudi is a playwright, poet, and performer who creates solo theater and devised theater works. As an acclaimed dancer, he has toured internationally, competing, adjudicating, and teaching with his award-winning group Flipside Kings.


Rudi is a three-time recipient of playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center, the Distinguished Achievement for the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting; as well as the Future Aesthetics Artist Re-grant, two Miami-Dade County Choreographer Awards, a FEAST Award for his book of poems "A Bag of Halos and Horns," and a Theater Masters' TAKE TEN Playwright.


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


Publications include Theater Magazine, Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage, and Samuel French/Concord Theatricals.


Rudi will receive his MFA in playwriting from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale in May 2023.

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