Wilfredo Hernandez (he//him) is a queer, Latinx theatre/interdisciplinary artist, cultural producer and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of Communitas Arts & Culture, LLC, a national consulting and producing lab working to advance community, equity and social justice through arts and culture work. He has produced and directed over 40 full-length theatrical productions, launched innovative public cultural programs and brings over 18 years of leadership and service experience. Over the years, he has worked for several notable organizations like Disney Theatrical Productions, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, The Field and the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. He received his M.A. in Producing & Directing Theatre from New York University and is currently completing a Certificate in the Executive Program for Social Innovation Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a proud graduate of Race Forward’s Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab, PISAB’s Undoing Racism for Community Organizers, and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office on LGBT Affairs’ LGBTQ Leadership Pipeline Program. Through the years he has helped hundreds of artists and organizations grow and secure significant funding (over $1M to date) and has received generous recognition for his work, including an Honorary Citation from the New York City Council for his direction of the LGBTQ New Americans Oral History Project (2016-2019) and a 2020 Everyday Genius Award from the Da Vinci Art Alliance (Philadelphia).
Interim Executive Director, He/Him