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Playing With Myself

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Created & Performed by JOEL PEREZ

Originally Premiered: June 28, 2021

Photos by Arin Sang.

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This show includes live captioning. 


JOEL PEREZ (he/him/his) is an award-winning actor and writer living in NYC. His theater work includes Fun Home (Broadway, The Public), Kiss My Aztec! (Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse) and Sweet Charity (New Group; Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical). TV work includes Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (NBC), Person of Interest (CBS) and Odd Mom Out (Bravo). Broken Box Mime Theater ensemble member. He performed with the UCB Maude sketch team Peach and is a writer and performer for the musical theater comedy sketch show SHIZ which has performed at UCB, The Pit, Improv Asylum and 54 Below. His play, The Church of the Holy Glory, premiered at Ars Nova ANT Fest 2018. He is in the 2020 Ars Nova Makers Lab for his Untitled Sabado Gigante Project. He participated in the Actors Who Write Fellowship at Rattlestick and is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting from NYFA. Follow him at @misterjoelperez and visit