Columbia University, 1993, American Language Program Certificate
Orlando Ferrand was a disciple of Heiner Müller, one of the most influential luminaries of the XX Century. He has worked also alongside other powerhouses such as legendary ballerina, choreographer, and director of the Cuban National Ballet Theater and Opera House Alicia Alonso, Patrice Pavis and Eugenio Barba. He is a dramatist, award-winning writer (Citywalker, PublishAmerica, 2010, Gold Medal, Readers Favorite International Book Review Award with a 5-star review by the critic (see review http://readersfavorite.com/review/4483), La Otra Isla / The Other Island (Spanish edition), Linden Lane Press, 2011, Linden Lane Poetry Prize illustrated with drawings and paintings by the author an artist. All his books are available from Amazon.com and BN.com. He has an extensive career in theater as a playwright, actor, and director in the U.S, Europe, and the Caribbean. His work as a painter/visual artist has been showcased in mainstream venues such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, Cheim & Read, and the Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. He also teaches Fine Arts and Creative Writing at various academic institutions in NYC. Visit the artist's website.