The Public Theater of San Antonio has given its board a dose of star power.
San Antonio-born actor Ricardo Chavira is joining the theater’s board of directors, officials said Wednesday. Known for his roles in the series Desperate Housewives and ScandalChavira recently played Queen Tejano Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., on Netflix Selena: the series.
Chavira’s ties to the city run deep: he graduated from LEE (then Robert E. Lee) High School and attended the University of the Incarnate Word.
“San Antonio deserves quality professional regional theater, just like Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis and Chicago,” Chavira said in a statement. “As a resident of San Antonio, I am passionate about supporting the Public Theater as a member of the Board of Trustees to make that happen, and I stand behind [Executive Artistic Director Claudia de Vasco’s] vision on how we will get there. ”
Kelly Archer Deary of Overland Partners Architects; Brandon L. Howard of the University of Texas at San Antonio; and community volunteer Dacota Haselwood has also joined the Public Theater board, according to the organization.
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