Carlos-Manuel is currently the Director of the Theatre Program and an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Bellarmine University.
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. With that in mind, Carlos-Manuel has penned many 10-minutes, one-acts, children’s plays, one-man shows, and full-length plays.
As a director, he has staged many productions, from 10-minutes, children's plays, and one-acts, to full-length dramas/comedies and musicals. In the acting arena, Carlos-Manuel started to appear on stage at the early age of 10; since then, he has appeared in dramas, comedies, musicals, ballets, and dance showcases.
Aside from performing, directing, and playwriting, Carlos-Manuel is the creator and producer of “Teatro Latino Conversations,” a podcast dedicated to Latino theatre artists from across the nation, with the goal of creating a digital archive for and about the existence of US/Latino Theatre.
Carlos-Manuel has also penned articles about theatre, about the jot@ experience, and about immigration matters. Some of Carlos-Manuel's plays have been published as single units or as part of anthologies; he recently edited and published "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.