Juan Francisco Villa is an actor, playwright and teaching artist currently residing in New York City. He has worked nationally with both his acting and writing being performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Syracuse, and Chicago.
His credits include numerous theatres, from the Goodman to Rattlestick, television, and film. He has been nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Awards, 3 New York Theatre Innovation Awards, won ITBA Patrick Lee Award, and performed in the Jeff winning production of Luis Alfraro's MOJADA. Juan's play, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, was named best show in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Juan grew up in New York City, part of the only Colombian family in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Juan wanted to deepen his craft and trained under Maggie Flanigan at The Maggie Flanigan Meisner Studio.
Juan is represented by Gray Talent Group and an ensemble member of 16th St. Theatre (Chicago) and InViolet (NYC).
- Chosen as a writer for season 5 of The Brooklyn Generator
- Co-starred on NBC's The Blacklist : Redemption. Airs March 30th
- Performing as Attorney Hector Nuñez in Other Than Honorable at the Geva Theatre Center April 25th - May 21st.
- My play When My Father Died will be performed on April 5th as part of the Something Marvelous Night of New Works: Generations Festival
- Acted in Jamie Estades play Five Sessions directed by Edward Torres
- I directed FTP by Jen Bowen and and performed in Maybe by Megan Hart for Inviolet Theatre's The Post It Plays.
- Played a British Fop in Inviolet Theatre 's reading of Pride & Sensibility & was a writer for the 2nd Social Monday!
- My music video "Don Chipotle" screened at the Latino Short Film Festival
- Performed this summer in Twelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare in the Park