Since 1992, actor-playwright-musician José Rubén De León has created and performed one-man dramas. LORCA, a one-man drama based on the life and work of Spain’s best-known poet, Federico García Lorca, received critical acclaim and was named one of San Antonio’s best shows of 2003 (SA Express-News). De León’s SIMPLEMENTE LARA, a tribute to the life and music of Mexican composer Agustín Lara, premiered at Jump-Start Performance Co. in San Antonio, Texas and was named one of the best shows of 2005 (SA Express-News). In May 2007, he received a Heritage Award by the Webb County Heritage Foundation for “outstanding work in preserving the musical heritage of the region as evidenced in SIMPLEMENTE LARA.” In 2015, De León’s tribute to Nat King Cole was awarded the Artist Foundation grant for Best Original Production. He is founder and artistic director of teatro farolito. De León makes his home in San Antonio where he remains active in writing, performing and recording.