Helita and Ensemble in Party People
A UNIVERSES founding member, Ruiz Sapp is a playwright, actor and vocalist.
Other theatres: The Denver Project (Curious Theatre Company); One Shot in Lotus Position (The War Anthology, Curious Theatre Company); Blue Suite, Rhythmicity (Humana Festival); Slanguage (New York Theatre Workshop); The Ride (playwright/actor); Alfred Jarry's UBU: Enchained (Teatr Polski in Poland). Toured with Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Rhythm Road Tour.
Awards/affiliations: 2008 TCG Peter Zeisler Award; 2006 Career Advancement Fellowship (Ford Foundation) through Pregones Theater; 2002-2004 and 1999-2001 TCG National Theatre Artist Residency Program Award; BRIO Awards (Bronx Recognizes Its Own); cofounder of The Point; board member of National Performance Network; former board member of Network of Ensemble Theaters; New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.
Publications: UNIVERSES - The Big Bang and Slanguage in The Fire This Time (Theatre Communications Group).
Education: BA, Bard College.
(See UNIVERSES bio in "Playwrights.")