Dolores Diaz

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Dolores Díaz is a Tejana playwright originally from the border city of Laredo, Texas. She is currently developing plays as part of the Playwrights Collective at TimeLine theatre, as playwright-in-residence for Shattered Globe Theater’s Protégé Program, and also writing for the musical group Sones de México. In June, Dolores will serve as a guest artist at Texas Tech’s Wild Wind Performance Lab. Her recent play, The Curse of Giles Corey, was a semi-finalist for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Her short musical, At Home in Pilsen, was showcased in February in a collaboration between Chicago Dramatists, Chicago Music Theatre Festival, and Underscore Theatre. Her full length play, Los Tequileros, received a reading from 16th Street Theater in October 2019. Rehearsal premiered August 2019 as part of Bechdel Fest 7 with Broken Nose Theatre and the Steppenwolf LookOut Series and was performed again in October by NoMads Art Collective. Dolores’s play, Man of the People, was produced by Three Cat Productions in October 2018. Also in October 2018, Nothing Without a Company (Chicago, IL) premiered Appreciation Day; MOJOAA (Raleigh, NC) presented the play the same month. Performing Arts Studio presented Dolores’s work devised using Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies as part of their Forum Theatre's 2018-2019 season (Chicago, IL). Dolores was also a finalist for the 2019/2020 Goodman Playwrights Unit. Dolores’s adaptation of Sir Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle world premiered in 2017 with Three Cat Productions as part of the Holiday Radio Show. A Truthful Christmas and Uncomfortable Positions premiered at The Vortex in October 2014 as part of the 14-48 Projects in Austin, TX. Border Grammar was produced by Teatro Chicano de Laredo in 2010. From 2015-2017, Dolores served as Producer for Teatro Vivo's annual Austin Latino New Play Festival. Dolores is a graduate of Northwestern’s MFA Program for the Stage and Screen and currently serves as a Dramatists Guild Ambassador in Chicago.