Playwrights

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...

Cristal González Avila

Representative Plays:

Luz: A Shadow Play Inspired by Senior Stories (2018)

Bio:

A company member with El Teatro Campesino and Baktun12, Cristal González Avila is a first generation Chicana actress, playwright, poet and director from Watsonville, CA. She holds a B.A in Theater Arts from San Jose University and is a Reed Award recipient for Excellence in Acting and Oral Interpretation. Her recent work includes "La Sombra" (The Shadow) a solo performance, a full length play PIERNAS: The Story Between Our...

Colman Domingo

Representative Plays:

Dot (2016)
A Boy and His Soul (2009)
Up Jumped Springtime (1998)

Bio:

A 2020 Julliard School Creative Associate, Colman Domingo is a Tony, Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Theatre Award nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright, director and producer. He has been recently celebrated as a Newport Beach Film Festival’s Artist of Distinction and honored by The Vineyard Theatre for his thirty year body of work. Domingo’s hit...

Chisa Hutchinson

Representative Plays:

Somebody’s Daughter (2018)
Dead & Breathing (2017)
Surely Goodness and Mercy (2017)
Alondra Was Here (2013)
She Like Girls (2010)
The Subject (2008)

Bio:

Chisa Hutchinson (B.A. Vassar College; M.F.A NYU - Tisch School of the Arts) is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. Most recently, her radio drama, Proof of Love, was presented by Audible and New York Theatre Workshop at the Minetta Lane Theater in NYC and can now...

Cheryl L. West

Representative Plays:

Akeelah and the Bee (2015)
Play On! (1997)
Holiday Heart (1994)

Bio:

Cheryl L. West was born in Chicago in 1965. She holds three academic degrees, one of which is from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Prior to her work as a playwright, she was a teacher and social worker. She is the recipient of several awards such as the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award (2016) honoring the canon of work she has created, the American Alliance For Theatre & Education...

Cherríe Moraga

Representative Plays:

The Mathematics of Love (2017)
Digging Up the Dirt (2010)
The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea (1995)

Bio:

Cherríe Moraga is an internationally recognized poet, playwright, essayist and memoirist. As a playwright, she has received two Fund for New American Plays Awards, the NEA’s Playwrights’ Fellowship, as well as a Drama-logue and Critics Circle Award, and the Pen West Award. She has published three volumes of plays: Heroes & Saints & Other Plays; The Hungry Woman/Heart of...

Charles Fuller

Representative Plays:

Zooman and the Sign (1982)
A Soldier’s Play (1981 Pulitzer Prize Winner)
The Brownsville Raid (1976)

Bio:

Charles Fuller was born in Philadelphia. He achieved critical notice in 1969 with The Village: A Party. He later wrote plays for the Henry Street Settlement theatre and the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. His 1975 play The Brownsville Raid, won him critical acclaim. He won an Obie Award for Zooman and the Sign in 1980. His next work, A Soldier's Play, was a critical success,...

Caridad Svich

Representative Plays:

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell that was Once Her Heart: A Rave (2004)
12 Ophelias (2004)
Any Place but Here (2003)

Bio:

Caridad Svich is a playwright, songwriter, editor and translator inspired by her background. She was born in the US to Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian parents and moved many times as a child, leading to a sense of dislocation she explores in her writing. Key works in her repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the...

Caleen Jennings

Representative Plays:

Queens Girl in Africa (2018)
Queens Girl in the World (2015)
Classy Ass (2005)

Bio:

Caleen SInnette Jennings is a professor of Theatre at American University. She is also a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute. She has 8 plays that have been published by Dramatic Publishing Company, and more whihc have been published in multiple anthologies. These plays include Elsewhere in Elsinore: The Unseen Women of Hamlet, Inns and Outs, Playing Juliet/...

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Representative Plays:

Appropriate (2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist)
Gloria (2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist)
An Octoroon (2014)
Neighbors (2010)

Bio:

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins was born in Washington, D.C. on December 29, 1984. He graduated high school as Valedictorian and went on to study Anthropology at Princeton University from which he graduated in 2006. In 2007, he earned a Masters in Performance Studies from NYU. That same year he started work in the New Yorker's fiction...