Ricardo Gamboa (Playwright, The Wizards) is an artist, activist and academic creating radically politicized work. In Chicago, Gamboa is a member of Free Street Theater. In New York City, they are an alumni of the EmergeNYC program at Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and the New York Neo-Futurists. Their current projects include the underground news show The Hoodoisie, the community-based theater piece Meet Juan(ito) Doe and BRUJOS, the web series about four gay Latino graduates who are also witches. Gamboa has won several awards including a Joyce Award and an International Connections Award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. They are completing their doctorate degree at New York University in the American studies progam and received their MA in arts politics from the The New York University Tisch School of the Arts.