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Hola amigos, 

My name is Gilberto Saenz (Heel-bear-toe Sighns)!


I am a Mexican-American actor and writer based out of NY. Originally from the bordertown of Donna, Texas, I was taught the power of language, laughter,

and LatinX representation from my immigrant community. 

I am a proud Lin-Manuel Miranda Fellow (check out my fellow's profile) and an 

alumnus of the National Theater Institute. I am a first-generation graduate of Yale University, where I trained classically in acting and voice. I was awarded the Paul H and Brigitte P. Fry Award for my outstanding contribution to the arts, and named a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar for my brief stint in the sciences. 

Onstage, my work has been featured at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Disney Cruise Line Development, O'Neill Theater Center, and regional stages across the country. I also formerly toured with The Viola Question, fearlessly trying to prove that improv comedy IS funny to residents of senior centers along the coast of California. 

When not acting, I write plays! Currently, I am working on an adaptation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set against the backdrop of the Rio Grande border. 

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