DIEGO ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ [he.they+] is an NYC-based director, playwright, community builder, and theater-maker by way of the México-Texas border. This year, Diego has co-founded THE BORDERLANDS, a cultural arts company, and MUXE Creative, an indie creative agency. Directing credits: Guadalupe: un recuerdo, Peter/Starcatcher (Thirteen O'Clock), The Little Mermaid (24 HR Musical, Abilene TX), Annie (All Star Theater, RGV). Dramaturgy credits: Man of La Mancha (Abilene Civic Center) and for new works: Doublespeak and Pablo y Pedro (Thirteen O'Clock). Documentary credits: "WHAT DO I STAND FOR?" and "REVOLUTION" (Lawrence Township).
Diego is the Creative Director at Dance Lab New York, was the Associate Artistic Director for Thirteen O'Clock Theater for the 2015/16 season in the Rio Grande Valley, and has most recently worked with the staff at Ars Nova, The Public (PUBLIC WORKS), Roundabout Theater Company, and Tectonic Theater Project. They have collaborated with WP Theater, The Civilians, ¡OYE! Group, Hi-ARTS, and Abrons Arts Center. They have co-led marketing strategy, consulting, and produced content creation with the teams at UMG Brands (Carly Rae Jepsen's Music Video "Surrender My Heart", a collaboration with Lenovo and Intel Evo), Baltimore Center Stage, CNTR ARTS, and Dance Lab New York.
Up Next: Diego is creating with One Nation/One Project x Edinburg, TX (a brand new national arts and wellness initiative). Diego Alejandro González and William Carlos Angulo [Co-Founders of THE BORDERLANDS] are in residency with THEURBANX.ORG, a new international arts residency program focused on urban culture beginning its inaugural chapter en la Ciudad de México. Diego is a brand new member of The 2023 Drama League Directors Project Cohort. He is the Assistant Director for a new work at Trinity Rep, collaborating with mentor director, Tatyana-Marie Carlo.
THE BORDERLANDS is an arts collective and community that centers art and artists that represent Nepantla: the in-between, the neither-here-nor-there, the mixed, the two-sided, the two-spirited, and the otherwise intersectional. Dually based in New York City and El Rio Grande Valle in Texas, THE BORDERLANDS seeks to draw connections between the ancient and the contemporary, the spiritual and the physical, the indigenous and the alien by creating ’third culture’ with artists and community members. With roots in theatrical storytelling, THE BORDERLANDS’ work manifests as multi-media experiences that defy category. Current projects include GET TO THE POINTE - a ballroom fantasia about the invention of the pointe shoe, KING DAVID IN THE APOCALYPSE - an exploration of love, art, and religion, SELENA: THE EXPERIENCE - a celebration of Tejane music and culture, and the first-ever Spanish translation of Rogers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! told through the lens of Mexican vaquero culture and folklórico. THE BORDERLANDS was founded by Diego Alejandro González and William Carlos Angulo.