Playwrights

Estela Portillo-Trambley

Representative Plays:

Puente Negro (1983)
Blacklight (1975)
Day of the Swallows (1971)

Bio:

Estela Portillo Trambley was a writer and award-winning playwright from El Paso, Texas. She was the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, and graduated with a degree in English literature from the University of Texas-El Paso. She taught in the El Paso public school system, and was one of the founders of Los Pobres, the first Hispanic Theater in El Paso. Trambley also hosted a local political radio talk show called...

Dustin Chinn

Representative Plays:

Snowflakes, or Rare White People (2019)

Bio:

Native Seattleite, long-term Manhattanite. Collector of first/second-hand ghost stories. PADI-certified diver. Campfire enthusiast. Will brake for terrible hometown sports teams.

His plays have been developed with the Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep Summer Residency Lab, A.C.T.’s New Strands Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the University of Washington via a Mellon Creative Fellowship, Ensemble Studio Theatre, SPACE on Ryder...

Donnetta Lavinia Grays

Representative Plays:

Where We Stand (2018)
Laid To Rest (2015)
Last Night And The Night Before (2014)
The New Normal (2010)
The Cowboy is Dying (2008)

Bio:

Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Gap Toothed Griot) — raised in Columbia, South Carolina — is a Brooklyn based playwright. Her plays include WHERE WE STAND (2020 Lucille Lortel Nominee - Outstanding Solo Show and...

Donja R. Love

Representative Plays:

Fireflies (2018)
Sugar in Our Wounds (2018)

Bio:

Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker. He's the 2017 Princess Grace Fellow, a Eugene O’ Neill 2017 National Playwrights Conference finalist, The Lark's 2016 Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellow, The Playwrights Realm’s 2016-2017 Writing Fellow, and the 2016 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Award recipient. His work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Rising Circle Theatre, The Lark, and The Playwrights Realm. He’s the co-...

Dominique Morisseau

Representative Plays:

Confederates (2020)
Paradise Blue (2020)
Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations (2017)
Pipeline (2017)
Skeleton Crew (2016)
Detroit 67' (2003)

Bio:

Dominique Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT). Additional plays include: Pipeline...

Dharamvir Bharati

Representative Plays:

Andha Yug (1953)

Bio:

Indian playwright, novelist, and poet Bharati was known in the last decades of his life as the editor of the prestigious Hindi weekly Dharmayug, but his enduring reputation rests on two seminal works from the early 1950s. Like Kurosawa's filmRoshomon, the novella Suraj ka satvam ghora (...

Dipika Guha

Representative Plays:

Unreliable (2019)

The Art of Gaman (2018)

Yoga Play (2017)

Bio:

Dipika Guha is an LA based, Calcutta - born playwright raised in Russia, India and the United Kingdom. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep, Gateway, Moxie Theatre & SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503 London, Relentless Award semifinalist) and Unreliable (Kansas City Rep). Recent commissions include Azaan, a play for for Oregon Symphony, In Braunau for Playwrights Horizons Theatre...

David Henry Hwang

Representative Plays:

Yellow Face (2008)
Golden Child (1998)
M Butterfly (1988)

Bio:

David Henry Hwang’s stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time...

Derek Lee McPhatter

Representative Plays:

Bring the Beat Back (2017)

Bio:

Derek Lee McPhatter is a writer and producer. Recent plays include This App is Not the Business and Bring the Beat Back. Derek recently completed a Tutterow Fellowship at Chicago Dramatists where he developed Real Talk with Auntie B, a satire on American ambition in the age of social media. He is a 2016-2018 I AM SOUL Resident Playwright at The National Black Theatre (Harlem) which presented his play Serious Adverse Events. 2019 is Derek’s third...

Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Sigüenza)

Representative Plays:

Anthems (2005)
Mission Magic Mystery Tour (2003)
Bordertown (2001)
A Bowl of Beings (1992)
The Mission (1988)

Bio:

Culture Clash is a performance troupe that currently comprises writer-comedians Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Sigüenza. Their work is of a satirical nature.

Culture Clash was founded on May 5, 1984 at the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco's Mission District, by the writers José Antonio Burciaga, Marga Gómez, Monica Palacios, Richard...