J.Ed Araiza




A member of the SITI Company, J. Ed has worked on multicultural, cross-disciplinary projects as a writer, director and performer. SITI Company acting credits include The Bacchae, Persians and Trojan Women at the Getty Villa; Under Construction, Who Do You Think You Are, Hotel Cassiopeia, Midsummer Night’s Dream, bobrauschenbergamerica, Culture of Desire, The Medium, Small Lives/Big Dreams, War of the Worlds, The Radio Play, and Nicolas and Alexandra. Dramaturg: Radio Macbeth and Lost in the Stars. Other acting credits include Macbeth, Women and Water, The White Crow, King Lear, Tumbleweed, La Victama, The Cure at Troy, Santos and Santos, Keely and Du (original cast), Yerma, Picnic, Principia Scriptoria. Directing credits include Ladeelroy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Vaudevillevanya, a musical adaptation of Uncle Vanya in Austin, Texas; The Voluspa in Reykjavik, Iceland; Savitri – dancing in the forest of death in Chennai and Delhi, India; Medea Stories in Helsinki, Finland; The Seagull, bobrauschenbergamerica, Three Sisters, The Adding Machine. His bilingual adaptation Miss Julia, based on the Strindberg, has been presented at the La Mama ETC, in several international venues and the LATC’s Encuentro Festival. J.Ed is a Professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.



Current Projects

SITI Shows

The Bacchae
A Rite
Under Construction
Who Do You Think You Are?
War of the Worlds Radio Play
The Medium