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Nilo Cruz
NILO CRUZ is the author of Anna in the Tropics, which marks his Broadway debut. His other works include Lorca in a Green Dress, Night Train to Bolina, A Bicycle Country, Dancing on Her Knees, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and A Piano and Hortensia and The Museum of Dreams. Cruz is one of this country’s most produced Cuban-American writers; his work has been developed and performed at McCarter Theatre Center, NYSF/Public Theater, NY Theatre Workshop, New Theatre (Coral Gables), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, Alliance (Atlanta), Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Victory Gardens (Chicago), Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami), Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis, Lee Strasberg Theatre (L.A.) and Salt Lake Acting Company. He has held residencies at the McCarter, the Public and the New Theatre in Miami. An alumnus of New Dramatists, Cruz has taught playwriting at Brown University and Yale School of Drama. Awards: 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Anna in the Tropics as well as 2003 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award, TCG Artist in Residence Grant, Alton Jones Award, AT&T Award, Barrie Stavis Award and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Mr. Cruz’s new play, Beauty of the Father, receives its world premiere at Miami’s New Theatre this January.

Bio as of November, 2003.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
New Plays and Playwrights - January, 2004 - Watch now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)