Arturo is an actor/writer/teaching artist and member of the Actor’s Equity Association. He received a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Recently, he originated the role of Tano in the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Hit the Wall, produced by The Inconvenience at Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, and was recognized in The New Yorker Magazine for his portrayal. He then went on to play Creon in the Chicago Premiere of Oedipus El Rey at Victory Gardens Theatre, working closely with playwright Luis Alfaro and director Chay Yew. Other credits include: Sharpe in Equivocation at Victory Gardens Theatre; A Few Good Men with Peninsula Players; The Fever Chart with Eclipse Theatre Company; Sonnets for an Old Century with Urban Theatre Company; FUCKING MEN with Bailiwick Chicago; The Chicago Landmark Project with Theatre Seven; and Scorched with Silk Road Rising. His solo show You Don't Know My Life, NI MI MADRE has premiered at several theatre festivals around Chicago, most notably MPAACT Theatre Company’s Extended Solo Jams Series. Arturo is a founding company member of Sankofa Theatre Company, an Artistic Associate at About Face Theatre, and a teaching artist at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School where he teaches theatre.