"The Cruising Monologues" explores the topic of "cruising". What is THAT you may ask? Cruising, or cruising for sex, is walking or driving about a locality in search of a sex partner, usually of the anonymous, casual, one-time variety.

Come check out the untold stories of 6 individuals with 1 thing in common!

Written, Directed & Produced by: Jose Batista-Ayala

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:30PM at The Duplex Theater on Christopher Street.

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AYE PAPI, The play is a comedy about a family coming together after unexpected tragedy. It's like "August: Osage County" meets "The George Lopez Show". 

Written and Directed by: Jose Batista-Ayala

Jan 2015

For any more information, email me. 


Drunk On Love: A One-Man Variety Conversation Show

In this off-off-broadway (on Broadway) solo comedy debut, I tell MY stories of life, love, and relationships. This unique take on a "one-man show" includes singing, dancing, audience participation and much more! So come OUT (if you haven't already) and join me as I explore how good being Drunk On Love feels!

Run time: 90 mins.

Written, Directed, Produced & Performed by: Jose Batista-Ayala

Special Guests: Shhh it's a secret! 

Check out my feature in Next Magazine!

Sunday March 23, 2014 at 8PM: SOLD OUT!

Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8PM: SOLD OUT!


Gay Latino(a)'s on TV!

4.3 percent of Hispanic adults in the U.S. identify with being LGBTIQ but where are they? What do they do? Where do they live? What are their stories? Well no one really knows and I'd like to change that with a show like Lisa Ling’s “Our America” on TV. 

“Our America” tells stories of the American people that we would otherwise never hear - so why not have something like that on TV for Latino(a)'s?

I started the petition to catch someone at Logo TV's attention but I am NOT limiting which outlet picks this project up because in the end, I want this to make a difference - no matter who, what, where and how!

Some have asked why JUST Latino(a)'s? Well, it's what I know best. I am of Dominican and Puerto Rican decent and understand the struggle to blend or fit the very masculine, manly-mold of what Hispanics think a man is. Or how there is a double standard with Lesbians because they are women vs gay men.

Growing up, positive stories of average LGBTIQ Latino(a)'s doing above average things weren't heard of - but times have changed and OUR stories need to be heard! Not to mention that many of us know some really interesting Latino(a)’s that are making a difference and I, along with many others, feel like that should be highlighted in a fun, positive and entertaining way.. So please, sign this petition and share it with your friends and family.

Thank you for your time!


FRiENDAMiGO, The Play.

FRiENDAMiGO, The Play is an off off-broadway comedy about a group of gay friends from Washington Heights. It's like "Noah's Arc" and "In Living Color" had a child out of wedlock and she came out Latina, BAM!

Influences: Sex and The City, Noah's Arc, In Living Color, MadTV, Saturday Night Live! Lose Control Comedy Troupe.

The Cast:
Alex Martinez
Frank Martinez
John Burgos
Jennifer Silva
Jose Batista-Ayala
Gildred Ribot
Beau Howard

Writer, Directer & Producer:
Jose Batista-Ayala

Sound & Lighting:
Joshua Urena

Running Time: 90 Minutes.

Thursday January 31, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Friday February 1, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Saturday February 2, 2013 at 4PM - SOLD OUT!
Saturday February 2, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Sunday February 3, 2013 at 5PM - SOLD OUT!
Friday August 2, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Saturday August 3, 2013 at 5PM
Saturday August 3, 2013 at 8PM

Sunday November 10, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!