Raf Antonio is a queer, Latinx, multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. His play Salvador: A Latin-Canadian Fantasia made Raf the first winner of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award.

In 2017, his second play Rope Running Out premiered at lemonTree creations to a four ‘N’ review from Now Magazine and 12 Broadway World Toronto nominations including ‘Best New Play’. The following year, Raf was a playwriting fellow at the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ+ Voices in Los Angeles where he worked with acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro.

Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Raf has spent the last year as an Artist-in-Residence at Cahoots Theatre working on The Effeminates: A Queer Tale of Bloody Vengeance under the guidance of former Artistic Director Marjorie Chan. Most recently Raf served as a story editor on Emmy nominated children’s series Miss Persona, currently available on YouTube.