Writer, Performance Poet, Recording Artist, Educator, Playwright and Founding Member of The Getback
Rafael Casal is a writer, performer and producer originally from the Bay Area, CA. Rafael got his start performing on three seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, and as a creator online with over two million YouTube views and one million facebook hits for his music, poetry, web shorts and political commentary. His theater-in-verse work has…
Rafael Casal is a writer, performer and producer originally from the Bay Area, CA. Rafael got his start performing on three seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, and as a creator online with over two million YouTube views and one million facebook hits for his music, poetry, web shorts and political commentary.
His theater-in-verse work has brought him around the country & the world both in the realm of activism (Omega Center for Sustainable Living Conference, Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, etc.) and arts performance at hundreds of colleges and venues (Lincoln Center, San Francisco Opera House, NYU, Kennedy Center, etc.)
His 3 musical releases (AGAYW LP, Monster LP, Mean Ones LP) have led to his music being placed on shows with MTV and Showtime, and features at SXSW & Sundance Film Festival.
Rafael served as Creative Director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s First Wave Undergraduate arts program from 2008 to 2010, where he directed nearly 24 stage productions while curator for the LINE BREAKS Theater Festival. Under Casal’s creative direction in 2009, the First Wave program received the Governor’s Arts Award for arts programming.
His most recent theater work, THE LIMP, was originally developed in residency at UW-Madison and was presented as a solo production at IATI Theater in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Now, with collaborator Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s Hamilton), THE LIMP is being developed as an ensemble musical.
Casal is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the BARS workshop at The Public Theater in New York, which received high praise from ELLE, TIME, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, TEEN VOGUE, SLATE & more.
He just completed a new music project with Daveed Diggs to be released Spring 2017, while he is guest teaching for Playwrights Horizons, Tisch NYU.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Rafael Casal
Rafael Casal - 'Ego' Brave New Voices 2010
FUEGO by Rafael Casal (@rafaelcasal)
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