Renowned San Antonio actor, director and instructor Greg Hinojosa has died

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Greg Hinojosa, a effectively-known San Antonio actor, director, theatrical producer and instructor, died on April 8 at the age of 58.

Hinojosa was a graduate of Holmes Significant Faculty in San Antonio and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State College, wherever he majored in theater and speech. He is survived by Daniel Acosta, his spouse of 23 decades.

San Antonio theatergoers realized Hinojosa greatest for the quite a few characters he portrayed on neighborhood phases. During the holiday seasons, theater critics applauded his portrayal of Scrooge in the musical, A Christmas Carol, which he also directed at what was then the San Pedro Playhouse.

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&#13 Greg Hinojosa as a chatty biddy in “Red, White and Tuna,” as Ebeneezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” and as Mrs. Forrest, a psychotic suburban housewife in “Psycho Beach Party.” (Courtesy photos) - COURTESY PHOTOS / GREG HINOJOSA

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Professionally, he labored at regional theaters throughout the U.S. which include Santa Fe Phases, The Springer Opera House, the Magik Children’s Theatre of San Antonio and the Repertory Theatre of The us.

Hinojosa was lively in the theatrical arts for much more than a few decades. He been given quite a few Alamo Theatre Arts Awards for his work as an actor and director in I Am My Very own Wife Very little Store of Horrors Santos y Santos Once Upon a Mattress Of Mice and Gentlemen Chicago Scrooge, the Musical and Christmas in Blueville.

Even nevertheless he was identified mainly as a director and actor, Hinojosa was also a set and costume designer and make-up artist. For a time, he served as a board member of the San Antonio Theater Coalition.

In 2011 he garnered notoriety as the director of Corpus Christi, playwright Terrance McNally’s drama that portrays Jesus as a gay male. The backlash versus the enjoy by regional Christian extremists received national attention, prompting a sequence of letters of encouragement from McNally to Hinojosa.

In 2012, Hinojosa turned the artistic director of the Woodlawn Theater, the iconic Deco District showplace on Fredericksburg Street. At the time he instructed QSanAntonio, “This is a actual creative option for me. It’s a prospect to showcase what I’ve been passionate about my whole life.”

Hinojosa led the Woodlawn through a period during which its audiences grew and expanded many thanks in section to the presentation of well-manufactured Broadway musicals, lots of of which he directed. Below his stewardship, the Woodlawn observed advancement in its acting college for children, which mounts productions frequently on the theater’s most important stage.

As a consequence of his involvement with the Woodlawn, Out In SA magazine named Hinojosa as a person of the “10 to Watch” among the the most influential individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.

In December of 2015, Hinojosa declared he was leaving the Woodlawn. In a Facebook publishing at the time he wrote, “Change is usually hard, but modify is important in buy for us to have human revolution. So with that in thoughts, I have approved yet another posture in town and will announce additional about that in the new yr.”

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Most just lately, he was a special requires instructor at Howsman Elementary Faculty.

For more than 20 a long time, Hinojosa and Acosta led a team of volunteers in the staging of Fiesta Frenzy, an annual drag and wide range present that would donate all box workplace proceeds to neighborhood charities.

In a Facebook submit shortly right before his passing, Hinojosa wrote, “Daniel and I are overcome with thoughts. The phone calls, the texts and the assistance of family and good friends has been astounding. Dwell daily life to your fullest, reside, love and snicker. It is been a hell of a experience and search forward to my subsequent journey.”

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