jorge silva

2018 MEXTalks Presenter

2018 Alliance for Chicago Latinx Theatre Artists Awards: Outstanding Storyteller Nominee

2018 Chicago Latino Network Awards: Up & Comer of the Year Nominee

2019 Alliance for Chicago Latinx Theatre Artists Awards: Outstanding Storyteller Nominee, Outstanding Actor in the Principle Role of A Play, Outstanding Lighting Design, The Migdalia Cruz Mentorship Award

Jorge is an actor, storyteller, humorist and a native Chicagoan. He attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire before going on to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. 

 

There he studied Government with concentrations on ethnic and racial politics, and Theatre with concentrations in acting and lighting design. During his undergraduate career, Jorge was also the president of the renown student-run Latino theatre company Teatrotaller. 

 

A student of Beth Milles and Dr. Jimmy Noriega, Jorge has special training in movement and text in addition to being a savvy technician and designer. 

 

Jorge has the privilege of presenting his work with The Neo-Futurists through their experimental essay show THE ARROW alongside Lily Mooney and Kurt Chiang. Other collaborations include works featured in Hot Kitchen Collective, The Prop Thtr, The LIVINGroom, Salonathon, National Cool Shorts, Pivot Arts' Live Talk, Junior Varsity, and Scout & Birdie.