About Peter Ruiz

Peter (They/Them) is an Orlando raised Actor currently in their third year of their M.F.A. Acting Candidacy. Peter has a passion for both classical text and new play development. Self-described as a Queer, Quirky, Multi-Racial, Multi-Ethnic, Mess, they believe it is in the multiplicity of their/others identities and the celebration of those identities in rehearsal rooms and onstage that the creation of radical spaces of empathy and connection are created thus transforming Theatre from a form of entertainment into a political act. IUST: Little Women (Brooke). For IU Theatre: jelly beans (Jaden), Water By The Spoonful (Elliot Ortiz) Titus Andronicus (Lucius), The Heiress (Arthur Townsend). Past Credits Include: R.U.R. (Primus), Pinocchio (Pinocchio), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dumaine), Columbinus (AP), All New People (Charlie), and Trenchcoat In Common (Shye).

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Recent Credits


IU Theatre — Fortitude

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Jaden, jelly beans

Water by the Spoonful

IU Theatre — Elliot Ortiz

Titus Andronicus

IU Theatre — Lucius

Little Women

IU Summer Theatre — Brooke