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Jorge Ortoll

Jorge Ortoll

Jorge assumed the position of Executive Director for Ma-Yi Theater Company in 1991, and has, up through 2004, produced all of its productions and overseen its steady growth and respect in the industry and the communities it serves. He believes that the bedrocks of longevity for an arts organization, besides artistic excellence, are fiscal responsibility and responsiveness to the communities that it is important to.

He holds an M.B.A. degree from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Holy Cross College. While a junior executive at Citibank in Manila, where he is originally from, he was bitten by the theater bug and has not looked back.

As an actor, director and stage manager, he has worked with National Asian American Theatre Company, La Mama ETC, Public Theater, Repertory Philippines, and Terre de Scene in Liguge, France, among others. He has served as panelist for the Nancy Quinn Fund of the Alliance of Resident Theatres in New York, and has represented the United States in the bi-annual conventions of ITI since 2002. He was also in the steering committee of the First National Asian American Theater Conference in Los Angeles in June 2006.

Among the works he has produced for Ma-Yi: Wave by Sung Rno (2004), Last of the Suns by Alice Tuan (2003), The Romance of Magno Rubio, by Lonnie Carter (2002), The Square (2001), Watcher and Middle Finger by Han Ong (2000-2001 Season), Nikimalika/L'il Brown Brothers by Chris Millado (2000), Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, adapted by Rodolfo Carlos Vera (1999), Peregrinasyon by Chris Millado and Theory of Everything by Prince Gomolvilas (1998), A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino by Nick Joaquin (1997), Flipzoids by Ralph Pena (1996), and Pinaytok by Chris Millado (1993), among others.