Franky Duval Gonzalez

Playwright

Franky D. Gonzalez is a playwright of Colombian descent living in Dallas, TX originally from Queens, NY. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of North Texas and has had productions and readings with several theatre companies and colleges in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex since 2011 including Kitchen Dog Theater, Camp Death Productions, Sundown Collaborative Theatre, Nouveau 47, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, the UNT University Players, The Aviary, University of North Texas, Mountain View College, and Grayson College. He also serves as the Dramatists Guild Regional Representative for the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex.

Nationally his work has been featured with The Mid-America Theatre Conference, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Repertorio Español, The Midwest Dramatists Conference, Focal Theatre Lab/reACT Gallery, A Light in Dark Places, Jenny Magazine, PEN America's Inaugural Writer's Resist, and the One-Minute Play Festival. His full-length play EVEN FLOWERS BLOOM IN HELL, SOMETIMES was a winning script selected for reading as part of the Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, for development in the PlayLab Series of the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Lark 25th Annual Playwrights' Week. He has also been a finalist for San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Playwriting Program, the Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series, and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Most recently he was named the Dramatists Guild Regional Representative for the Dallas-Fort Worth Region.