Carlos-Manuel is a Playwright, Director, and Actor. He's also an Associate Professor of Theatre and the Chair of the Drama Department at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA.
While Carlos-Manuel’s plays mainly focus on social justice within the US/Latino experience and the Jot@ experience, he also writes about life in general. As a director, he has staged many productions, from 10-minutes to full-length dramas/comedies and musicals, and as an actor, he has appeared in dramas, comedies, musicals, ballets, and dance showcases.
Carlos-Manuel is also the creator and producer of “Teatro Latino Conversations,” a podcast dedicated to Latino theatre artists from across the nation. He has also penned articles about theatre, about the jot@ experience, and about immigration. His plays and articles have been published as single units or as part of anthologies. His most recent book is titled, "Vaqueeros, Calacas, and Hollywood: An anthology of Latin@/Chican@ Plays" through Bilingual Press.
Carlos-Manuel is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Dramatist Guild of America, and a member of La Associación Mexicana de Investigadores Teatrales.