Karl Michael Iglesias

Position title: Arts Education Outreach Specialist

Email: iglesias@wisc.edu

Portrait of Karl Michael Iglesias

Karl Michael Iglesias (he/him) is a Puerto Rican actor, director, and author originally from Milwaukee, WI.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and member First Wave’s second cohort , he continues his exploration of verse and heightened language in theater with The BARS Workshop at The Public Theater in New York, where writers/performers develop new verse for the stage. As an emcee, he has shared the stage with Anderson Paak, Mac Miller, Chance The Rapper, Ludacris, Wale and Kendrick Lamar. His poetry can also be read on The Florida Review, RHINO Poetry, Kweli Journal, The Brooklyn Review, The Madison Review, Pigeon Pages NYC and The Break Beat Poets Vol4 : Latinext (2020) to name a few and is the author of Catch a Glow, available now on Finishing Line Press.  As an actor, Karl is member of the Actor’s Equity Association as well as SAG AFTRA and has appeared in episodes of Chicago PD, The Last OG and EVIL. As a director, he has recently assistant directed Measure for Measure at The Public Theater and curated The Exchange, a workshop where artists are paid to play, with support of NYFA and the City Artists Corps grant. Karl currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with a lot of plants.