Augusto was born and raised in the Silicon Valley and is the son of
an accomplished Peruvian Jazz composer and an Austrian mother. Mr. Amador has recently been awarded the prestigious Lincoln City Fellowship from Speranza Foundation for playwriting. His play, Atacama placed in 50 Playwright Project’s 2017 list of best unproduced Latino plays as well as a runner up for the 2017 National Latino Playwriting Award from the Arizona Theater Company. His play, The Book of Leonidas, was awarded Best Play by the
Downtown Urban Theater Festival in NYC. In 2018, his play The
Book of Leonidas will be developed at the San Diego Repertory Theater. His co-written screenplay, Ratcatcher, placed in the TOP 50 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays and begins film production in 2018. Mr. Amador’s playwright fellowships include the Public Theater in NYC, the Humanitas Prize and Latino Theater Alliance/L.A. Two of Augusto’s plays are published in the Proscenium Theater Journal. In addition to the Public Theater’s Spotlight Series, his plays have been presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC, Red Room, Queens Theatre in the Park, ACT Seattle, Firehouse Theater in Richmond, VA, Lark Play Development Center, Skylight Theater, Will Greer Botanicum, John Anson Ford Theater, Los Angeles Theater Center, Stella Adler Studio NYC, The Blank Theater, Celebration Theater, playwright residency at the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock, Ark. among others. His plays have been finalists or semi- finalists for the Eugene O’Neill Conference (2011, 2015, 2017), Princess Grace Award, Terrence McNally Award, Metlife Foundation National Latino Playwright Award, Local Theater Lab in CO, NTAR Playwright’s Lab, NHMC TV Writers Program, New Works Labs at Stratford, Metlife National Latino Playwriting Award, Bay Area Playwrights Festival , The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, Kitchen Dog New Play Festival and the Hormel New Play Festival at the Phoenix Theater as well as being a finalist for a commission from the Lee Strasberg Theater. His play, Kissing Che was named in HowlRound’s, “101 Plays by The New Americans, or on Latinidad”. His complete playscan be found at found at: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1791/augusto-amador.