Orlando will be playing Capulet/Friar Lawrence in Karen Zacarias' adaptation of ROMEO Y JULIET at Cal Shakes. Playing from May 25th - June 19th, 2022.February 2022
Orlando is currently playing Abel in Tanya Saracho's FADE at Kitchen Theatre Company. Playing from Feb. 1st - 20th, 2022.September 2021
Orlando is very excited to announce I will be playing Billy in Hilary Bettis' 72 Miles to go... at the Alley Theatre. It will be directed by Jose Zayas and will run Oct. 15th - Nov. 14th 2021.July 2021
Orlando will be appearing as Federico in American Mariachi at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas! The play will be directed by Rebecca Rivas and will run from August 4th - 29th.MAY 2021
Orlando will be playing Miguel in El Chuco Town Forever written by Isaac Gómez and directed by Laura Moreno for Alley Theatre's 20-21 Digital Season. Reserve your free ticket. It is currently streaming and will end its run on July 4th.
Hola. I am a Houston TX based stage/film actor. I’m also a musician and an avid photographer.
I think Pep Guardiola is the best soccer manager working right now. Houston Dynamo FC are the worst but they are the hometown team so, you know, I gotta back them.
Tony Shalhoub and Mads Mikkelsen are my favorite actors.
My wife and daughter are the most important things to me but a good cup of coffee is a not so far second.
Gravity and stillness characterize Arriaga’s work, in a deeply inhabited performance as Abel. A striking cautiousness gives way to Abel unloading a painfully grueling story of his past and present, centered on his daughter, a spellbinding moment of theater.
A particular standout, though, is Orlando Arriaga. Among
the roles Arriaga shoulders is that of an undocumented
immigrant, shattered by grief, whom Quixote and Sancho
encounter in a desert canyon.
And there was no single element I appreciated more than Orlando
Arriaga as Cardenio, an undocumented Salvadoran whose
family has died along the road to the U.S. land of
promise, leaving him half-mad in a desert canyon.
New York Stage Review
Orlando Arriaga (Padre Perez, Cardenio) shows his range taking on
the priest, as well as a lost soul in the desert and
Quijano’s abusive father.
72 Miles to Go... | Billy/LEAD | Alley Theatre - Houston, TX
Quixote Nuevo | Padre Perez, Cardenio/SUPPORTING | Huntington Theatre Company - Boston, MA
American Mariachi | Federico/SUPPORTING | TheatreSquared - Fayateville, AK
Fade | Able/LEAD | Kitchen Theatre Company - Houston, TX
Balsero | Balsero/LEAD | Treehouse Theater - New York, New York
Juan, Su Historia | Character B/SUPPORTING | A.D. Players at the George - Houston, TX
Jesus Hopped the A Train | D'Amico/SUPPORTING | 4th Wall Theatre - Houston, TX
Don Pedro de la Cebolla | Don Miguel/SUPPORTING | Symphony Space - New York, New York