An award winning actor and playwright based in Brooklyn, Arturo spends most of his days writing, walking his dog, and avoiding the gym—though he knows full well the endorphins feel great afterwards.
He made his Broadway debut in a short play called The Inheritance by Matthew López and directed by Stephen Daldry that won a couple Tony’s, including Best Play. That was pretty dope!
His one-man show, or, one-woman show–it’s up for debate–NI MI MADRE had its World Premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and won the OBIE AWARD for Best Performance. It was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award, Outer Circle Critics Award, and a Drama League Award. It was the third show to reopen New York theatre post-pandemic and the only Latinx show in the off-Broadway season. En serio tho, we need more Latiné programming so...(side eyes the American Theatre).
At one point, he was compared to a young Al Pacino by Hilton Als from The New Yorker for his portrayal of the fast-talking-hip-swishing-sharp-tongued Tano in the World Premiere of Hit the Wall by Ike Holter at Barrow Street Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre. He's been trying to live up to that ever since cuz coño, Al Pacino.
Don’t let his propensity for size fool you, Arturo does TV and film too. He can be seen on Insatiable, The Blacklist, East New York and is currently writing a feature film for Black Bar Mitzvah Productions.
He holds and MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama (I just can’t with the new title); a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University; and was part of the inaugural class of TV writers in Lena Waithe's Hillman Grad Mentorship Program.