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Migdalia Cruz
Migdalia Cruz
Playwright
Migdalia Cruz is an award-winning playwright who has written more than fifty plays, operas, screenplays, and musicals including: Fur, Miriam's Flowers, Frida, Dreams of Home, Cigarettes & Moby-Dick, and Another Part of the House, produced in venues as diverse as National Theater of Greece/Athens, Old Red Lion/London, Houston Grand Opera, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, & Latino Chicago Theater Company where she was writer-in-residence from 1991 to 1998. She has also translated three plays by Mexican playwrights through the Lark's Mexico/US Word Exchange. She is an alumna of New Dramatists, was mentored by Maria Irene Fornés at INTAR, and her latest play, El Grito Del Bronx, was seen at NYU (4/08), at Milagro Theater (4/09, Portland, OR), and opened in Chicago at the Goodman Theater in a co-production of Teatro Vista and CollaborAction (7/09). TWO ROBERTS: a Pirate-Blues Project commissioned by the Lark with a NYSCA grant received a studio workshop (2/11). Migdalia has taught at several universities and professional theaters including NYU, Princeton, the Alameda of Toronto and the Monarch of NYC. She is currently at work on Satyricoño at INTAR and an annotated translation of Chekhov's Three Sisters in collaboration with noted Russian writer Tatyana Tolstaya, commissioned by Hero Theatre.

Her latest collection of plays published by NoPassport Press, entitled "El Grito Del Bronx," features: El Grito Del Bronx, Yellow Eyes, Salt, and Da Bronx Rocks--a part of "Song For New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting" presented by Mabou Mines. Migdalia was born and raised in the Bronx.
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