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Submitted by: David Zayas

Artist's Project Description: A monologue written by Gamal Abdel Chasten and performed by David Zayas.

Artist's Bio: DAVID ZAYAS (Actor) is best known for his role as Angel Batista on the Golden Globe®-nominated psychological drama “Dexter.” David was recently seen as "Sal Maroni" on the Fox series “Gotham,” ‘Sherrif Aguirre’ on the Netflix Series “Bloodline” and ‘Eduardo Magana’ on the Hulu series “Shut Eye.” His other recent television credits include “Saint George” (FX), “Seven Seconds” (Netflix), “Blue Bloods” (CBS), and “The Guest Book” (TBS), and “Oz” (HBO). On film, he has starred in The Expendables, Skyline, 13, Michael Clayton, Sixteen Blocks, The Savages, Bringing Out the Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Wit, Angel, and The Interpreter. David recently starred opposite Helen Hunt in the indie feature Ride, starred opposite Ellen Page and Allison Janney in the feature Tallulah, and appeared in the film remake of the 1982 movie musical Annie opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. David stars in the upcoming feature Shine, which will be released this August. A former New York police officer, Zayas began his acting career with LAByrinth Theater Company in 1992. He has starred in more than thirty theater productions, most with LAByrinth Theater Company, including: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Our Lady of 121 St., and the Pulitzer Prize®-winning Anna in the Tropics on Broadway.

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