Avi Roque grew up in San Francisco, CA, received their B.A. in Theatre from California State University, Fullerton, and moved to Chicago to nurture their artistic spirit almost 5 years ago. Today, Avi is proud to say that they are a multi-disciplinary artist and a Latinx Gender Non-Conforming/Trans individual, who is constantly exploring transformation and discovery of self through devising new works whilst also breathing life into the words of other's. Avi is open to male and female roles, but is hoping that more stories are written to reflect those who are Trans, Genderqueer and Gender Non-Conforming. They would love to do more TV/Film and were really excited to get cast as George, a Trans person, in Matthew Aaron's Indie Comedy Landline. Avi also definitely loves theatre and they recently appeared in Men On Boats at American Theater Company and they have also worked with other Chicago theatre's such as, The Goodman, on several staged readings and a workshop production (Mother Road by Octavio Solis). Last year they also served as an understudy in Lookingglass' production of Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca. Another great experience to note was getting to play the title role of Joan in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in a reading at Writer's Theatre in association with The Chicago Inclusion Project. Avi has also worked with a few storefront theaters, such as First Floor Theater & Collaboraction, where they also happen to be a company member. Avi is currently in the process of collaborating with other artists in the city on a political theatre piece and generating some solo performance material. You can learn more about them & their whereabouts at aviroque.com.
Lastly, Avi uses they/them/theirs pronouns, loves to dance, draw/sketch and paint & practice self-care!