Theatremaker and Consultant in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Dillon Yruegas (he/él) is a queer trans mixed coahuiltecan theatremaker from his ancestral lands in Central Texas. He holds both a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Spanish from Texas State University. Currently, he is the Assistant Director of the Broadway Green Alliance, a steering committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and a company member of the VORTEX Repertory Theatre.
Recently, he was the HowlRound Theatre Commons fellow, a part of Company One Theatre's season 21 PlayLab cohort, and a selected playwright for both the TransTheatreFest-Madison and Boston Theatre Marathon.
On stage, off stage, and online, Dillon has collaborated with Avante Theatre Project, Austin Scottish Rite Theatre, Capital T Theatre, De Corazón Consulting, Fresh Ink Theatre, Generic Ensemble Company, Ground Floor Theatre, Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, the Indigenous Cultures Institute, Inkwell Theatre, the Latinx Playwrights Circle, New Native Theatre, the PlayGround Experiment, Sparkhaven Theatre, Teatro Vivo, and telátulsa.
Through StageSource's initiative, Gender Explosion, he facilitates trans inclusion workshops. These workshops seek to educate theatre organizations, productions, and individual artists on trans inclusion in theatrical spaces and how to hold themselves accountable as allies to the trans community. Divided into two levels—Gender Explosion 101: Binary Basics and Gender Explosion 201: Beyond Binaries—this training series provides both foundational knowledge on trans topics as well as guidelines for practical change in the theater industry and opportunities for more in-depth discussion.
He also facilitates workshops for trans and gender expansive performers through a series of meditative and movement based exercises in order to illuminate the joyful and fulfilling potential that performance holds for those of us from these historically marginalized experiences. This work, with collaborator Dr. Jesse O'Rear, has been seen at the University of Texas at Austin and at the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference.