TCG is delighted to introduce Pulitzer Prize winning playwrightQuiara Alegría Hudes
as a plenary speaker for our 2019 Conference in Miami. Her work includes Water By the Spoonful , winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; In the Heights, which she co-wrote with Lin Manuel Miranda and is adapting for the big screen for Warner Brothers, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer finalist; and Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, another Pulitzer finalist. Her most recent musical, Miss You Like Hell, appeared Off-Broadway at New York's Public Theater and received an extended awards-nominated run in New York. Hudes recently made waves in the field with her speech-turned-essay "High Tide of Heartbreak" (published in American Theatre magazine in 2018) discussing her complicated and sometimes painful relationship with making a career in the theatre as a Latinx woman. Read more about Quiara here.
Enhance your Playwriting Skills in Miami with Nilo Cruz
It would not be a trip to Miami without a chance to spend time with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, Nilo Cruz, who has spent much of his career in (and writing about) our host city. Cruz is a TCG author whose plays include Anna in the Tropics, Dancing on her Knees, Night Train to Bolina, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and a Piano, Beauty of the Father, Lorca in a Green Dress, among others. He has taught playwriting at Brown, NYU Gallatin School, Yale School of Drama, and the University of Iowa. Cruz will lead a longform master class, on Thursday, June 6th, incorporating some of the methods by which he regularly teaches and writes. This session will have limited availability, so please be on the lookout for more details in our agenda--when it is released online in late March!