Theatre major David Callander '88 headed for Broadway after graduating, then decided to go to medical school and became a psychiatrist. The pandemic stirred something in him, and Callander is producing and directing an upcoming play in L.A.
As an Asian American Filipinx Latinx Queer Muslim, Ortega embodies a multiplex identity on and off stage. We sat down with Ortega to discuss identity and sexuality in relation to theatre and the importance of studying this art.
“Red Velvet,” as presented on Pomona’s Seaver Theatre stage, will differ from “Red Velvet” as written. The work about the great classical black actor Ira Aldridge is reimagined as a tale of triumph rather than tragedy.