Kevin Carillo is a theater director/choreographer based in NYC. For his graduate thesis at Columbia University, he conceived figaro/faggots, a new opera-theater hybrid work with music by W.A Mozart and text by Larry Kramer. In June of 2023, the company of figaro/faggots performed for Larry Kramer’s Memorial at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Carillo was commissioned by the NYC AIDS Memorial to create a new site-specific work for World AIDS Day 2023. He is Co-Director of the MCC Theater Youth Company Performance Lab, where he devises an annual production with NYC teens. In March 2024, he will co-direct a concert of Laura Nyro music starring Judy Kuhn at the 92nd Street Y. As an educator, he designs and manages Emergent Artist Initiative programming at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Awards/Fellowships: William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center; the 2019 Director Assistantship at Williamstown Theater Festival. Carillo apprenticed with Ivo van Hove and Jan Versweyveld at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam. Education: BFA in Drama from University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Kenan Excellence Award); MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University under the guidance of Anne Bogart, Brian Kulick, and Katie Mitchell.