Giovanni Ortega (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC) has been working professionally for over a decade. He believes in creating an accepting and inclusive relationship with artists and communities alike regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and class. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell presented a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles for his work as an artist and a community organizer; and the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County honored him during their Eighth Annual Secrets of Success event. As a speaker, he was the closing keynote speaker for the Consortium on Higher Achievement and Success Black and Latino Male Conference where he presented Burdens and Shields: An Interactive Transformative Workshop on Male Role Models. He has performed and spoken at over 300 organizations, universities and prisons in North America with various one-person shows including Playfair, a program that incorporates Motivational Speaking, Diversity Engagement and Improvisation. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Pomona College Department of Theatre for the Claremont Colleges.
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