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Birth Place: New York City

Bio:
Co-Founder and core member of UNIVERSES - Playwright/Actor/Vocalist. Theater credits include: PARTY PEOPLE (Directed/Developed by Liesl Tommy); AMERIVILLE (Directed/Developed by Chay Yew); The Denver Project (Director Dee Covington); One Shot in Lotus Position (Director Bonnie Metzger); BLUE SUITE ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at The Public Theater Off-Broadway, 2016
Helita

Mildred Ruiz Sapp Biography

Co-Founder and core member of UNIVERSES - Playwright/Actor/Vocalist. Theater credits include: PARTY PEOPLE (Directed/Developed by Liesl Tommy); AMERIVILLE (Directed/Developed by Chay Yew); The Denver Project (Director Dee Covington); One Shot in Lotus Position (Director Bonnie Metzger); BLUE SUITE (Directed/Developed by Chay Yew ); RHYTHMICITY (Directed by Steven Sapp); SLANGUAGE (Directed/Developed by Jo Bonney); THE RIDE (Directed by Steven Sapp); Alfred Jarry's UBU:Enchained (Director Steven Sapp). Awards/Affiliations: 2008 Ambassador of Culture: U.S. State Dept. and Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rhythm Road Tour; 2008 TCG Peter Zeisler Award; 2006 Career Advancement Fellowship from the Ford foundation through Pregones Theater; 2002-2004 and 1999-2001 TCG National Theater Artist Residency Program Award; BRIO Awards (Bronx Recognizes its own-Singing); Co-Founder of The Point CDC; Board Member (National Performance Network - NPN); Former Board Member (Network of Ensemble Theaters-NET); New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect; BARD College, BA ’92 - Literature/Language. Publications: UNIVERSES-THE BIG BANG (2013 release- TCG Books); SLANGUAGE in The Fire This Time (TCG).





Mildred Ruiz Sapp News

Long Wharf Theatre Heads to Hamden With LIVE FROM THE EDGE Photo Long Wharf Theatre Heads to Hamden With LIVE FROM THE EDGE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

Long Wharf Theatre's season continues with Live From The Edge, which plays at the Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT this spring.

DIGNITY, ALWAYS DIGNITY, JELLY'S LAST JAM Concert & More Announced for Long Wharf The Photo DIGNITY, ALWAYS DIGNITY, JELLY'S LAST JAM Concert & More Announced for Long Wharf Theatre 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Long Wharf Theatre yesterday announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season, ‚ÄúEverywhere for Everyone.‚ÄĚ Under its new model, audiences will see programming radiating out from the institution's storied home at 222 Sargent Drive and into communities across Greater New Haven.

Peter Sellars Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2022 Photo Peter Sellars Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2022
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2022

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 61st annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2022.

MARIA Co-Author Mildred Ruiz Sapp Releases Statement On New Musical at Long Wharf The Photo MARIA Co-Author Mildred Ruiz Sapp Releases Statement On New Musical at Long Wharf Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 23, 2021

Long Wharf Theatre has released a statement negating reports of a 'West Side Story' and a new work in development as having real-life ties to co-author Mildred Ruiz-Sapp's family history and ties to Puerto Rico.

New Musical at Long Wharf Theatre Is Not A WEST SIDE STORY Sequel Photo New Musical at Long Wharf Theatre Is Not A WEST SIDE STORY Sequel
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2021

Long Wharf Theatre has released a statement negating reports of a 'West Side Story' and a new work in development as having real-life ties to co-author Mildred Ruiz-Sapp's family history and ties to Puerto Rico.

LIVE FROM THE EDGE Brings Live Performances Back to City Theatre Photo LIVE FROM THE EDGE Brings Live Performances Back to City Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021

City Theatre has announced the first show of its 2021/2022 subscription season, Live from the Edge by UNIVERSES, a unique performance event that tracks the evolution of language from childhood rhymes and community rituals to poetry and theater, hip-hop, gospel, Latin jazz, and down-home blues. 

Mabou Mines Presents Carl Hancock Rux's VS., A New Virtual Performance Photo Mabou Mines Presents Carl Hancock Rux's VS., A New Virtual Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

Mabou Mines Co-Artistic Director Carl Hancock Rux's experimental multidisciplinary performance Vs. is, variously, a virtual game of tag, an exploration of Zoom theatre, and a philosophical tribunal created to acquit or prosecute crimes against humanity.

City Theatre Announces In-Person 2021-2022 Season Photo City Theatre Announces In-Person 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh’s home for contemporary plays, has announced the details of the theatre’s 47th season of new works, taking place in-person beginning in September 2021. Reopening to audiences after 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, City Theatre will fully produce six plays, live and in-person.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Presents On-Demand Stream of 2014 THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Presents On-Demand Stream of 2014 THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival is offering its 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by Kent Gash and choreographed by Byron Easley for on-demand streaming on the Festival’s website, June 1-26.

Long Wharf Theatre Receives Award From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in Support of  Photo Long Wharf Theatre Receives Award From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in Support of UNIVERSES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2020

Long Wharf Theatre has received an award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of UNIVERSES, the New York-based ensemble of multidisciplinary writers and performers of color who fuse theatre, poetry, dance, jazz, hip hop, politics, down home blues, and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging, and entertaining works for the stage.

Mildred Ruiz Sapp Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon'
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017.