About Modesto Flako Jimenez
Is a Dominican-born actor, writer and arts educator raised in Brooklyn. While still in high school he co-founded Real People Theater, a company best known for reworking plays by combining some of the language of the original texts with street slang and Spanish, including Milton’s Paradise Lost and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He has performed on stage with the Wooster Group and Repertorio Español in New York and appeared on broadcast and online radio to discuss politics throughout the Spanish-speaking world and to share his poems and stories. A board member of Brooklyn Poets. Has also appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, BK Live, NY1, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and shared the stage with Wallace Shawn, Frances McDormand and Maura Tierney. In 2012 he published a poetry collection addressing gentrification calledOye, Para Mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen, For My Dear Brooklyn).
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