Augusto Federico Amador


Augusto was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the son of a music

composer, Peruvian father and culinary chef/restaurateur, Austrian mother. His previous

incarnations include: numbers runner for a bookie, childhood trauma survivor, coffee house

proprietor, used car salesman, marble setter, and of course, long suffering waiter. Mr. Amador's

background in writing comes as a nationally produced, award winning playwright before his

transition into screenwriting with an emphasis on character driven, diverse dramas with dark


Mr. Amador is a recipient of the Disney/NBCUniversal/NHMC TV Series Script Writers Program

as well the prestigious Humanitas Prize New Voices Award in television writing. His screenplay

“Rat Catcher” finished on the TOP 50 Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays and his plays have been

finalists for the Carlo Annoni International Dramaturgical Prize, the Princess Grace Fellowship,

the Terrence McNally Award, BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition, and runner-up

for the National Latino Playwriting Award from the Arizona Theater Company. His plays have

also been listed on the 50 Playwrights Project of “Best Unproduced Latino Plays”, Howlround’s

“101 Plays by The New Americans or on Latinidad”, and he is a five-time semi-finalist for the

Eugene O’Neill Conference. His play “The Book of Leonidas” won Best Play at the Downtown

Urban Arts Festival in NYC.

His playwriting fellowships include: The Public Theater in NYC, The Humanitas Prize PLAYLA in

Los Angeles, Latino Theater Alliance/L.A. and Lincoln City Fellowship in NYC. Mr. Amador’s

plays have been produced across the country, including at The Public Theater in NYC, The

Cherry Lane Theatre NYC, Queens Theatre NYC, Abingdon Theatre NYC, The Kennedy Center

in DC, Firehouse Theater in VA, Wild Project in NYC, Full Circle Theatre in MN, Lark

Developmental Theater in NYC, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre,

Next Iteration Theater in Houston, Wake Forest University, Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, Road

Theater in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Theater Center, North Carolina Black Repertory Theater, 

Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, Barter Theatre VA, National Hispanic Cultural Center in

Albuquerque, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Skylight Theater in Los Angeles, Austin

Latino New Play Festival and many others.

Most recently his play Atacama received a full production at the Full Circle Theater in St. Paul,

MN, selected for the Bay Street Theater play festival in NY and his play Kissing Che was named

a finalist for the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward Award.

Upcoming is the publication of the Spanish translation of ATACAMA by Editorial Teatro Sin

Paredes in a prestigious collection of four American-Latino writers (which includes a Pulitzer



For link to all his plays:

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