Rafael Casal

2018 YBCA 100 Honoree

Rafael Casal is a writer, actor, and producer whose feature film debut, Blindspotting, which he co-wrote with costar Daveed Diggs, opened to rave reviews this summer. Originally known for performing spoken word on HBO’s Def Poetry, Casal is also the cofounder and artistic director of the BARS workshop at the Public Theater in New York.