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Reynaldo Piniella is an actor, writer and director from East New York, Brooklyn. He was seen on Broadway in Trouble in Mind (Roundabout) and Thoughts of a Colored Man (Golden Theatre). He received the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship from Theatre Communications Group, the Thomas Barbour award for Playwriting, the All Stars Project Fellowship for Young Artists of Color and a Broadway World award for Best Actor for his performance in Thoughts of A Colored Man at Baltimore Center Stage. American Theatre magazine called him "a Theatre Worker You Should Know" and he is an alumni of the Civilians R&D Group and a current member of the AFO Solo Collective and New Victory Theater's LabWorks. He is a member of the Actors Center and is managed by Liz Rosier and represented by Artists & Representatives in New York and LA.

CAST of Son of an Unknown Father


Martin: Andres Santiago Pina 

Lucie: Nate Miller

Anna: Erin Cherry 

Aaron/Lorencito: Cristina Pitter

Alejandro/Moe: Cedric Leiba

Albert/Rizado: Johnny Rivera

Father Lorenzana/God/Juan: John Concado

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Son of an Unknown Father tells the story of the first Black saint of the Americas, Martin de Porres. Born into slavery in Lima, Peru in the 1600s, Martin aspired to break through the chains of his bondage by devoting his life to the Catholic Church. But no matter how virtuous Martin was, nothing could break through the barriers of his oppression. Until one day, Martin discovers he has the power to heal people with his bare hands. Suddenly viewed as the second son of God, people come from far and wide to meet the man with the magic hands. Martin's burden becomes too much and he is forced to make a decision - self-preservation or self-sacrifice?

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