Raymond Arturo Perez


A 30-something amateur drag queen secures a spot in a 10-week local drag competition that could jeopardize his day job as the music director at his hipster Christian church.

Raymond Arturo Perez is an LA-based television writer and creative, hailing from San Antonio, Texas, who most recently served as staff writer for season 2 of Selena: The Series on Netflix. As a writer, Raymond aims to broaden the film and television canon with stories of Latinx people, queer people, and other underrepresented communities. Raymond additionally serves as an evaluator for NALIP’s signature incubation programs, is supporting this year’s Outfest Screenwriting Lab Committee, and is a proud member of The Clubhouse, a gay Latinx writers organization. A graduate of the AFI Screenwriting program, he was a recipient of the AFI Scholarship for Diverse Voices as well as the Cheech Marin Scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation. When Raymond isn’t writing at his kitchen table, he can be found on the dance floor getting down to salsa, merengue, bachata, y cumbia.


Chervine Naamani (Rain Management Group)

Danny Alexander & Maude Reilly (APA)