Carlos Perez has a master’s in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (a professional writing degree in playwriting and screenwriting) and a bachelor’s in speech and theatre from Avila University. His published stage plays include Caught Between Two Worlds (Dramatic Publishing), Folktales for Fun (Pioneer Drama Service), The Adventures of Christina and Viperina (Drama Notebook) and Misadventures of a Frog Girl (Drama Notebook). Perez’s latest stage play, In Hyding, a unique, timely adaptation of the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, recently received a staged reading at the Monster Box Theater in Waterford, Mich. His one-act stage play Two Good Reasons placed second in the 2016 William Faulkner Literary Contest, and his original play Cleansing Acts also placed in the 2015 competition. A full production of Cleansing Acts premiered at the 2013 LaBute New Theater Festival by the St. Louis Actors’ Studio and was named winner of the Riverfront Times newspaper’s best of 2013 stage plays. Perez’s fiction and poetry can be found in numerous publications, including literary magazines and online. Eight of his writer-for-hire screenplays have been produced along with one of his own original screenplays, and two more are in pre-production. He has three published collections of short stories: Tales from a Disturbed Mind, School Days and 24 Tales to Pass the Time. His produced screenwriting and playwriting works include Trick-or-Treat, The Game, Monster: The Prehistoric Project, Jeremy's World, Agent Beetle, The Occultist (aka 666 The Ritual), Vamps in the City, Star Quest: The Odyssey, Don’t Look in the Cellar and Metal Man.