50 Playwrights Project

The 50 Playwrights Project is engaged in providing accessible information about contemporary Latin@ theatre artists. This project serves as a dramaturgical and pedagogical database for artists, educators, scholars, and students who are looking for more online information about playwrights: where are they from, how do they identify, what are they working on, what advice would they give to aspiring artists, and links to relevant online resources.

The project’s name is a throwback to its original mission: to simply interview 50 playwrights. Inspired by Adam Szymkowicz’s “I Interview Playwrights” series, the first iteration of the project featured 50 short, to-the-point interviews with contemporary playwrights working in the Latin@ theatre movement. While 50PP still interviews playwrights, our mission has expanded to include more varied content as well as to provide new play development support for emerging playwrights.

#50PP Interviews

A
Luis Alfaro
Mando Alvarado
Augusto Federico Amador
Elaine Avila

B
Gregg Barrios
Maria Alexandria Beech
Benjamin Benne
Hilary Bettis
Ricardo Bracho
Diana Burbano

C
Guadalís Del Carmen
Raúl Castillo
J. Julian Christopher
Migdalia Cruz
Bernardo Cubría

D
Nelson Diaz-Marcano

E
Dane Figueroa Edidi
Georgina Escobar

F
Evelina Fernandez
Consuelo G. Flores
Mercedes Floresislas

G
Amparo Garcia-Crow
Anne García-Romero
Isaac Gomez
Magdalena Gómez
Krysta Gonzales
Virginia Grise

H
Quiara Alegría Hudes

I
Josh Inocéncio

L
Josefina López
Melinda Lopez

M
Miryam Madrigal
Xemiyulu Manibusan
Jonathan Marcantoni
Oliver Mayer
Cherríe Moraga
Desi Moreno-Penson
Carlos Morton

O
Beto O’Byrne
Ryan Oliveira
Marisela Treviño Orta
Erlina Ortiz
Milta Ortiz

P
Monica Palacios
Kyoung H. Park
Edward Paulino
Carmen Pelaez

Q
Brian Quijada
Christina Quintana

R
Wilfredo Ramos, Jr.
Guillermo Reyes
Alvaro Saar Rios
Tlaloc Rivas
Carmen Rivera
Emilio Rodriguez
Marco Antonio Rodríguez
Elaine Romero

S
Tanya Saracho
Caridad Svich

Z
Karen Zacarías
Martín Zimmerman

Credit: Michael Courier

The Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latina/o Work (Photo Credit: Michael Courier)