NEWS

May 2022

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.

about

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.


Reviews

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.

Ross Haarstad

Ithaca Stages

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.

Don Aucoin

Boston Globe

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.

Bob Verini

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.

Nancy Grossman

Broadway World

I am represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent for TV/Film projects. I'm also a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

Resume

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

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