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Javier Hurtado is an actor, director, playwright, drag performer, and educator. His work is deeply influenced by Mexican music and queer culture. Javier is a founding member of NosJotros Crew, a theatre and performance group based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also the founder and Executive Producer for the Love Through Deviant Ears queer new work performance "mix tape" series.

The breadth of his work is informed by his experience as a member of El Teatro Campesino's Core Ensemble, where he worked under the artistic mentorship of Luis and Kinan Valdez and other veteran Chicano actors. Hurtado is also the founding director of the San Juan STAR program. A summer youth program still in residence at El Teatro Campesino. His work has recieved funding from the East Bay Community Foundation, Queer Cultural Center, Center for Cultural Inovation, and the San Francisco Foundation.

His most recent project titled "Perra Pumps' Last Call" is currently in development at El Teatro Campesino.