Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez

Freelance Writer at Self Employed
Screenwriter, Acting Teacher, Actor, Author, Director, Dramaturge, Editor, Makeup Artist, Playwright, Script Consultant, Stage Director, Stage Manager, Theatre Director, Theatrical Producer and Voice Actor

Kansas City, Missouri

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About Carlos

Carlos Perez has a M.A. in English from the University of Missouri - Kansas City (a professional writing degree in playwriting and screenwriting) and a B.F.A. in Speech and Theatre from Avila University. He was a tenured college professor for thirteen years, teaching classes in theater, speech, English, creative writing, playwriting, and screenwriting. He created four theater courses for their theater program and was the Faculty Association President for MCC-MW. Earlier, he was employed for nine years as an accountant, serving as a comptroller for an advertising agency, and as an account manager for a vice-chancellor of a local university. He formed a theater company which operated seasonally for fifteen years that entertained audiences throughout the United States. Moving on to his writing, his original stage play, Jeremy's World, was optioned and adapted into a short screenplay, which was produced and premiered at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, his short screenplay, Trick-or-Treat was optioned and adapted into a Podcast for Creative Zombie Studios, and his original screenplay, Strays, was selected by the African American Film Society of Missouri and Cinematalk Productions for a professional reading by actors with the Unicorn Theater located in Kansas City. While working as a screenwriter-for-hire for independent filmmakers, ten of his commissioned scripts were produced and distributed internationally, two more are in the production process, and seven have yet to be produced. His original screenplays have received a number of awards/laurels as pictured on his IMDb site. His published stage plays include: The Terry Stinger Show, published by Next Stage Press, A Caterpillar's Tale, published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals, Caught Between Two Worlds, published by Dramatic Publishing, Native American Folktales for Fun and Folktales for Fun, both published by Pioneer Drama Service, In Hyding, adapted from the novella, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Exit Strategy Club written in collaboration with playwright, Vicki Vodrey, both published by Off The Wall Plays, and finally, The Adventures of Christina and Viperina, How the Beetle Got Her Colors, Room in the Forest, and Misadventures of a Frog-Girl, all four published by Drama Notebook. His one-act play, The Game, was selected and produced by the North Park Playwright Festival, while his award winning one-act play, Cleansing Acts, was selected for production in the LaBute New Theatre Festival and was the winner of the River Front Times Best of 2013, his original stage plays, Rage and Facade, based on actual sexual assault cases, were produced in association with MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) for Ruskin High School, and his musical parody Shakespearean plays, Lear's Looney Tunes, All the World's a Musical, Silly Songs for a Stormy Night, and I Can Hear the Eunuch Sing, were performed regularly during various seasons for The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and finally, his stage play, The Other Side, created as an alternative to going to haunted house attractions on Halloween, was selected and produced by Independence City Theatre. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in The Bookends Review, Imagine This!, Scars Publications, Penny, The Ecphorizer, Prism, Potpourri, The Pitch, IndieReader, KC Stage Magazine, Grab-a-Nickel, Perspectives Magazine, Theatre Training News, Midwest Medical Ethics, Masterplots, Pure Slush Books, Dark Chapter Press, and Truth Serum Press. His collected works of short fiction can be found on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. His published titles include: Tales from a Disturbed Mind, 24 Tales to Pass the Time, School Days, Playland, a novella for adults only, and Loglines, a workbook for creative writing students. He has the following award-winning film scripts, both short and feature-length, available for option: Strays, Skinned, Jeremy's World, Little Miracles, Smoke, In Hyding, Something in the Basement, The Spider and the Fly, When Zombies Eat Out, Trick-or-Treat, The Third Party, Caught Between Two Worlds, Cleansing Acts, The Terry Stinger Show, The Decision, and The Test. He's also written the feature-length screenplay, Raunchero, in collaboration with Anthony Preston. As a final note, Carlos has directed and performed in numerous stage productions and is a past member of SAG-AFTRA with film, television, and radio credits, along with having been a commercial print model.


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