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January 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Nilo Cruz, Resident Playwright and Artistic Director
Nilo Cruz is a Cuban-American playwright whose work has been produced widely around the United States and Europe. His plays are many and include Dancing on her Knees, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and a Piano, A Bicycle Country, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, Lorca in a Green Dress, Anna in the Tropics, Beauty of the Father, Hurricane and A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and translations of Doña Rosita the Spinster, The House of Bernarda Alba, Life Is A Dream and Ay Carmela. Nilo has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. His work has been seen at McCarter Theatre, New York’s Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Repertorio Español, South Coast Rep, Arena Stage, Victory Gardens, Mark Taper Forum, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, New York Theatre Workshop, Magic Theatre, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Washington’s Studio Theatre, Florida Stage and many others. Internationally, his plays have been produced in Canada, England, France, Australia, Germany, Belarus, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and in cities through Spain, including Madrid and Seville. In 2003 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Steinberg Award for his play Anna in the Tropics; he was nominated for a Tony award. In 2009 he won The Helen Merrill and the PEN Laura Pels Mid-career Playwriting Award as well as the Fontanals-Cisneros USA Fellowship in literature. He received and MFA from Brown University and an Honorary Doctorate from Whittier College.