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Cesario Tirado-Ortiz

Based in New York City

They/He/It • Member Since 2024

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My Story

Cesario Tirado Ortiz (they/he/it) is a playwright, actor, singer, producer, and about ten other things. A SUNY New Paltz graduate, Rio bases most of his work around queer and trans representation, specifically in crafting interesting stories that actors enjoy playing around with. They're also a successful drag artist performing under the name Scam Likely (it/its), and utilizes drag frequently in their work. As of late, they keep on finding themself at 54 Below, producing concerts and cabarets with the intent to uplift underrepresented performers in the NYC theatre scene.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.


Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.


iRacial identity is the qualitative meaning one ascribes to one’s racial group, whereas ethnic identity is a concept that refers to one’s sense of self as a member of an ethnic group. At their core, both constructs reflect an individual’s sense of self as a member of a group; however, racial identity integrates the impact of race and related factors, while ethnic identity is focused on ethnic and cultural factors. We celebrate our Keys’ intersectionality and understand that creating one’s racial/ethnic identity is a fluid and nonlinear process that varies for every person. Many folks will identify with more than one background while others will identify with a single group more broadly.



Actor, Singer, Playwright, Producer

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Dance Experience

Strong Mover

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