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Ric Salinas

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Theater Artist

…is an original member of the critically acclaimed performance troupe Culture Clash; he is a theater artist, writer, social commentator and activist, he and his co-creators, Richard Montoya and Herbert Sigüenza, have written dozens plays.

Ricardo went on the road for several years his solo show,“57 Chevy” written by Cris Franco and also toured as the lead the Salvadoranspecific play, “Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo”.

He has directed several shows for Teatro Zinzanni, a Cirquedu Soleil-type show in San Francisco and Seattle. Ric wrote the books for twooperas for the Long Beach Opera, adapting “The Fairy Queen” and “King Arthur”both by Henry Purcell.

Ricardo along with his partners created the first everLatino comedy sketch show airing on FOX-TV, producing, writing and starring in this television milestone. On the film front you can catch him in “Encino Man”,“Hero”, “Mi Vida Loca”, “Larry Crowne”.

Mr. Salinas, graduated with two B.A.s from San FranciscoState University and is a roving professor at Occidental College, teaching the course: “Comedy & Social Change” and at UCLA, teaching the course: “Theater as Pedagogy in Education”. Ricardo is a proud immigrant born in El Salvador,Central America.