Giovanni Ortega is a Filipino-American playwright, translator, and professor at Pomona College. He has been involved with Climate Change Theatre Action since 2015 with his plays El Pescador y La Lluvia – The Fisherman and the Rain and Fugaz de La Piel Canela – Fleeting Cinnamon Skin. In addition, he produced and directed short films entitled Green Shorts: Films (re)Imagining Our Troubled Environment as well as Caridad Svich’s Upon The Fragile Shore. Giovanni was recently commissioned by National Poetry Festival Singapore to write the poetic plays Benches (2018), Palindromes (2019) and Belonging (2020). Hissecond book, Ang Gitano – They Gypsy, was published by Carayan Press.