Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, is an internationally touring, award-winning storyteller and performing artist based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in theater from Northwestern University. Author of 10 plays and over 30 stories, Sacre has performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Library of Congress Festival of the Book, and many other festivals nationwide and internationally.
He was commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum to write a play for children that opened in the fall of 2004, and his latest children’s book The Barking Mouse was published in 2003. He is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio.
Sacre is a sought after keynote speaker and community residency artist and is committed to bridging racial divides and promoting cultural understanding. For the past eight years, he has worked as artist in residence with at-risk teens in Chicago, New York, and South Central Los Angeles.