John Maria Gutierrez

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John Maria Gutierrez

 

John Maria Gutierrez is a multidisciplinary actor, dancer, creator, and educator who performs on screen and stage, nationally and internationally. Originally from the small island of Manhattan, John was raised in a hood commonly known as “Little Dominican Republic,” or Washington Heights, and has spent most of their life on Lenape land.

John combines acting, b-boy, and postmodern aesthetics with original music, singing, and experimental theater to unwind a complex urban disparity brought on by social and systemic failings. His work reaches for healing and dialogue within a world actively facing, reflecting, and surviving global colonization and systemic oppressions. As the first person in their family born in the US, John is carving out and balancing their own identity within their family, cultural history, and artistic expression.

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