Carlos-Zenen Trujillo (they/them) was born in Bejucal, Cuba, and has been an Oregonian since 2006. Carlos acknowledges that they live and work on the ancestral lands of the Kalapuya peoples. Their writing work includes: The Island in Winter or La Isla en Invierno(Inaugural Problem Play Project Commission); Abundancia (Reading; Matchbox Theatre); Christmas, Contigo (Oregon Cabaret); and Our Utopia (Bag&Baggage Productions; Fertile Ground).
Their acting work includes: Alfie Byrne in A Man of No Importance; Tutor in Elektra; and Teacher in Small Mouth Sounds (Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University); Patrick Chibas in Spinning into Butter (Bag & Baggage Productions); Chorus in Oedipus (Isolation Theatre); Understudy: Toby/Pirelli in Sweeny Todd (Oregon Cabaret Theatre); Nurse/Prince/Sampson in Romeo y Julieta (Seattle Shakespeare Company); Letter Writer Three in Tiny Beautiful Things (Rogue Theatre Company); and OSF Acting Company Trainee 2020.
Their honors include: Certificate of Merit in Dramaturgy (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui); Irene Ryan Award nominations (A Man of No Importance; Elektra); Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) ASPIRE Leadership Fellow 2019, KCACTF John Cauble Award. They are also a KCACTF Directing Fellow 2020. Carlos-Zenen has a BFA in Theatre Arts from Southern Oregon University.