Mark Valdez Mark Valdez is an artist, cultural organizer, and consultant who partners with communities, organizations, civic institutions, and others, using theater and creative tools to address community needs and to lift up community voices and stories. His work has been seen at the Alliance Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, East West Players, the Garry Marshall Theater, La Peña Cultural Center, Mixed Blood, the Ricardo Montalban Theater/CTG, and Trinity Rep, among others. Recent projects include the animated short film The Curious Cardinal which he wrote and directed, Detained by France-Luce Benson, and The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe, an interactive performance currently touring the U.S. Mark is the recipient of various grants and awards including the 2019 Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. He is a current finalist for A Blade of Grass fellowship. He is a Board member of Double Edge Theatre and Cornerstone Theater, and a former Board member for Theater Communications Group (TCG). Mark is the incoming Artistic Director of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.