Wilfredo Ramos

Wilfredo Ramos

Wilfredo (Freddie) Ramos Jr. is a Chicago-based playwright, improviser, and educator. Freddie is a member of El Semillero, a playwriting collective, sponsored by the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists, that fosters the development of new works by Latinx playwrights. His play "Incorporate" was selected as Semifinalist for the 2017 O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference and as an...
Wilfredo (Freddie) Ramos Jr. is a Chicago-based playwright, improviser, and educator. Freddie is a member of El Semillero, a playwriting collective, sponsored by the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists, that fosters the development of new works by Latinx playwrights. His play "Incorporate" was selected as Semifinalist for the 2017 O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference and as an Honorable Mention for 50 Playwright Project's Best Unproduced Latinx Plays 2017.

In May 2015, Freddie received a BA in English from Yale University. Freddie graduated with distinction in the major and was selected to participate in the English department's Writing Concentration program. Freddie has studied playwriting with Donald Margulies, Sarah Ruhl, Jiréh Breon Holder, Brendan Pelsue, Lindsey Ferrentino, and Lee Ryan Campbell.

Plays

  • Incorporate
    Just as the American people are about to make a decision between two unappetizing choices for Commander-in-Chief, a new offering suddenly appears on the menu: Brenda Blender. Specially made by Celebrity Chef Bilious Baker from rotting food and assorted kitchen appliances, Blender mounts a spirited campaign to unite a nation on the verge of self-cannibalization.
    Through satire and puppetry, Incorporate...
    Just as the American people are about to make a decision between two unappetizing choices for Commander-in-Chief, a new offering suddenly appears on the menu: Brenda Blender. Specially made by Celebrity Chef Bilious Baker from rotting food and assorted kitchen appliances, Blender mounts a spirited campaign to unite a nation on the verge of self-cannibalization.
    Through satire and puppetry, Incorporate calls out the ways in which people dehumanize one another in the endless war for power and privilege, as a means to remind members of the public that the individuals we cast as our super-heroes and super-villains are not superhuman, but simply human: fragile, fumbling, and flawed.
  • Blindfolded into the Dark
    HELD HOSTAGE BY THE ISLAMIC STATE, Lulu Rae, Cris, and Ari wait to see if the United States will pay their ransom. Their deaths seem certain, as the US has historically refused to deal with terrorists. But once the hostages start talking back to their captors, it suddenly appears that nothing can be taken for granted.