Larry Leopoldo is a multifaceted talent from Chicago, known for his roles as an actor-playwright, cultural activist, entrepreneur, and now, a Teaching Artist at CIRCA Pintig. He is a founding¬†member of CIRCA Pintig and an active member of the Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago, promoting Filipino culture and history through the arts. Larry has adapted Filipino literary works for the stage and played Carlos Bulosan in Pintig’s inaugural play. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from DePaul University and authored ‘The Mysteries of the VERM.’ Beyond his artistic endeavors, he co-owns Leopoldo Catering and is a contractor. Larry also leads CIRCA Pintig’s BITAW – Flash Fiction Workshop, fostering young Filipino Americans’ writing skills through engaging exercises and discussions, emphasizing the art of crafting concise, impactful narratives. This workshop underscores his commitment to nurturing creativity and storytelling within the community.