Antonio Miniño (They/Them) is a Caribbean Genderqueer Multipassionate Creative whose work has been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Arizona, New Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada, Ireland, Serbia, and Italy. A native of the Dominican Republic, where they studied law at UNPHU, advertising at APEC, drama at the School of Dramatic Arts, and co-hosted/produced/directed for the award-winning television show FashionTV.
They are a Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow (Manhattan Theatre Club, 2019 & 2020), and a two-time Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observer.
Select directing credits include multiple productions of David Stallings’ The Baby Monitor (New York City, Dublin, Belgrade, Italy [Rome and Cagliari]), Janelle Lawrence’s radio-play Bodega de la Sol (available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music), Yochai Greenfeld’s Abbi Gezunt: It Gets Bitter, Gabrielle Fox’s Hooters (with Broadway’s Donna Vivino), Desi Moreno-Penson’s Bodega Cat, Richard S. Sargent’s Coffee at Compton’s, David Stallings’ Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell (Outstanding Costume Design: Izzy Fields – NY IT Awards), Riti Sachdeva’s Scene/Unseen (Nominated Outstanding Director, PCTF Awards), David Stallings’ The Family Shakespeare; and Antonio’s solo shows The Shadow Project and Moon Child (APAP 2016). Further international directing credits include Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and Rafael Morla’s Joan.
They were the assistant director for Signature Theatre Company’s Lucille Lortel award-winning production of Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, directed by Obie and Drama Desk award-winner Mark Brokaw; the assistant director to Shay Gines for Paul Zindel’s And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (Retro Productions), and to Gabriel Paulino for Slawonir Mzoret’s Emigrantes (Teatro Nacional).
On Broadway they were a production assistant on Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm directed by Jonathan Kent, starring Jonathan Price and Eileen Atkins. They were the dramaturg of a site-specific production of the Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Evan Tsitsias, at Toronto’s Don Jail (Eclipse Theater Company), which received 6 DORA Award nominations. They have served as a dramaturg or reader for The National Newborn Festival, Parsnip Ship, PlayPenn, among others. Intimacy Directing credits include Lucy Prebble’s The Effect (Santa Fe Playhouse), Hot Angry Mom (Staircase Productionz), The Baby Monitor (Different Translation), Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell (MTWorks).
Select NYC acting credits include: Suddenly a Knock at the Door at Theater for the New City, The Colonel’s Wife (Outstanding Actor – PCTF Awards), the title character in Macbeth with Fab Marquee Productions, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Original Binding Productions; Dark Water with Manhattan Theatre Works; Men in Towels, Adrift, Andy@62, Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict, Triptych and The Garcia Trilogy at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center; The Other Day (Wild Project), Parts of Parts & Stitches (The Theater at the 14th St Y), The Stranger to Kindness (Robert Moss Theater; Best Actor Nominee), Arpeggio (45th St Theatre), Intermission (HERE), Trojan Women (MHS), Elevation (Payan Theatre), OOPS! (Manhattan Theatre Source), 4 Variations of Mee (Manhattan Children’s Theatre), Ilka’s Dream (Payan Theatre), amont others. Santa Fe acting credits include Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody (Santa Fe Playhouse), As You Like It (Santa Fe Classic), and they are part of the performing family at Meow Wolf.
As a publicist and marketer, they worked alongside Katie Rosin at Kampfire PR; A New York full service public relations and marketing agency. Kampfire has worked on multiple award-winning NY Times and Time Out NY Critic’s Pick productions and was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the national tour of Mother Load.
As a writer, their play Memorial was presented as part of the Latino program in the Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival in Los Angeles; Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope; and as a site specific immersive experience at the Tempe Arts Center in Arizona, presented by Teatro Bravo. Their play The Surprise Stocking Stuffer was a finalist for the 2013 Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) New Play Development Workshop. They are also the writer of the #PersonOfChange series on Medium, showcasing persons of color and/or persons who identify as non-binary.
They are the founder and a creative partner at Different Translation, and former founding member, company actor and co-artistic director at Manhattan Theatre Works. A proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (Associate), Intimacy Coordinators of Color, Intimacy Coordinators of L.A., Grace in Progress Consulting, Rising Sun Performance Company, and freeQ. An alumnus of Directors Lab North (Toronto), and Directors Lab West (Los Angeles).