Posted on 11/18/2016 at 08:29 AM by Blog Experts



Lorenzo Sandoval is a theatre professional, playwright, non-profit entrepreneur, and teacher. During the spring semester of 2017, Lorenzo will be the first Dimmitt Fellow to live on Morningside College campus for the entire semester.

Sandoval is not only interested in meeting and working with the faculty and students at Morningside, but would also like to be involved in the larger community. He has events scheduled for each of the Sioux City high schools (March 20 and 21), and is interested in speaking to more teachers and students as his schedule allows.

On January 19 at 7:00 pm, Sandoval will give a talk about growing up Hispanic in the US from the 1950s until today. This talk is free and open to the public, and will be held in the UPS Auditorium at Morningside College.

Sandoval’s award-winning play about three generations of Romeos and Juliets interacting and learning from each other, Thrice Told Tales, will be performed on Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 19, at 2:00 pm. The play will be performed in the Klinger-Neal Theatre on Morningside College campus and is free and open to the public.

Juanito and His Tales, an original children’s play written by Sandoval based on Mexican folk tales, will be performed at the Klinger-Neal Theatre on Morningside College campus on both April 7 and April 8, 2017. Both performances begin at 7:00 pm. On April 10 and 11, Juanito and His Tales will tour to local schools and non-profit agencies.

Sandoval has written over 30 plays, directed 47 plays, and is both a stage and film actor. He has taught over 140 courses at many colleges and universities in Iowa. Sandoval has been a human services entrepreneur, working for several non-profit agencies serving the Hispanic population in the Des Moines area. Since 2002, Sandoval has been the artistic director of the Iowa Shakespeare Experience in Des Moines. He has also served on boards of arts and culture organizations.

Anyone interested in having Lorenzo Sandoval come to speak to students, teachers, or both should contact Dr. Marty Knepper ( Sandoval is open to many topics of discussion.

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