Orlando wrapped up the second leg of Octavio Solis' Quixote Nuevo at Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Directed by KJ Sanchez in a co-production with Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company and Alley Theatre. It will open in Houston, TX at Alley Theatre on January 17th 2020.More Quixote Nuevo
Orlando Arriaga is a Houston, TX & NYC based actor.
This past spring he appeared in JUAN, SU HISTORIA at A.D. Players at the George Theater. At the beginning of the year he was in 72 Miles to Go... by Hilary Bettis. Jose Zayas directed the production at The Alley Theatre as part of the Alley All New Festival.
Orlando is a guitar player who mostly plays Latino rock songs and obscure Ryan Adams tunes. He's been known to play and sing a Mexican standard here and there but only after a few glasses of wine. Red wine, preferably. His mother's tacos are the best he's ever had to eat. He knows if he doesn't say this his mother will not fix him tacos next time he visits.
Mr. Arriaga's favorite coffee drink is a cortado. He's been to many places in the U.S. ordering this drink at every coffee shop he visits. He's had the best and coincidentally the worst cortado at one particular place.
Orlando's favorite actor is Tony Shalhoub. His favorite play is A Raisin in the Sun. His favorite soccer manager is Pep Guardiola thus meaning his favorite team is Manchester City.
Orlando's most favorite people in the world are his family & friends. Specifically his wife Laurie and his daughter Corazón.
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.
Orlando is represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent for TV/Film projects. He is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association.
Quixote Nuevo | Padre Perez, Cardenio/SUPPORTING | Huntington Theatre Company - Boston, MA
72 Miles to Go... | Billy/LEAD | The Alley - 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