Diego is excited to announce that beginning in September he is going to Phoenix, Arizona where he will begin rehearsals for Childsplay Theatre's national tour of Tomás and the Library Lady where he will be playing Tomás. He'll be going all over the country performing for young audiences.
“[There’s a] misconception that DACA is some sort of amnesty,” explained Diego Salinas, a senior at James Madison University in Virginia, who like Alpharaoh is a DACA recipient working in theatre.
American Theatre Magazine's Jose Solís spoke with Diego on the phone about how he found his passion for acting, how the political landscape is affecting him, and how he believes that art can change the world.
Diego is currently in the thick of rehearsals for Stained Glass, a new play by Ingrid De Sanctis and directed by Patrick Pearson, Director of Artistic Programming at Ford's Theatre.
Diego is originating the role of James, a modern day Prince Charming struggling to keep up with the love of his life while she tears into the past, present, fantasy, and truth of a dark part of her family's past.
Coming soon to the James Madison University Studio Theatre: Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman.
Diego is stepping out of his comfort zone again! This time by directing a production of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden at JMU. This timely show grapples with themes of healing, retribution, vengeance, and political turmoil set against the backdrop of a recently reformed totalitarian regime.
Diego is kicking off his last year at James Madison University with a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal. Diego will be joining a larger-than-life cast in this raucous show as William, a young servant in the service of the conniving Joseph Surface. William must keep his master's lies straight so that he can escape his plots unscathed!
Come watch The School for Scandal at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts October 31st through November 4th.
Diego is thrilled to announce that he will be working with James Madison Universities professional children's theatre company, Children's Playshop! He will be acting in two of their shows, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, running from June 9-18, and a new devised piece that will be anchored by the a collection of children's stories called Just So Stories, running from June 30-July 9. Click here for tickets!
Diego is excited to begin working on Picnic by William Inge at James Madison University! Directed by Dennis Beck, he will be portraying Bomber, a young man hoping to make some big bucks and win the heart of a foxy older woman! The show premiere's April 25th and runs until April 30th.
Diego's new 10-minute play, Horses and Cloth has been accepted to the New Play Development Workshop for Playwrights & Creative Teams (PACT) as a part of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. He will be traveling to Las Vegas this August for a week-long conference where he will further develop the scope of his short play.