Quiara Alegria Hudes

Quiara Alegria Hudes

Playwright, Water by the Spoonful

Other plays: In the Heights; Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue; The Happiest Song Always Plays Last; 26 Miles; Barrio Grrrl!; Yemaya’s Belly

Awards: 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Water by the Spoonful), 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist (Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue), 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Awards (In the Heights), United States Artists Fontanals Fellowship, the Joyce Fellowship at the Goodman Theatre, the Aetna New Voices Fellowship at Hartford Stage, the Roe Green Award at the Cleveland Play House, fellowships at Sundance Theater Institute and the O’Neill Theater Center and a residency at New Dramatists. The City of Philadelphia honored Hudes with a Resolution in 2011 and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared April 27, 2013 “Quiara Hudes Day.” 

Education: MFA, playwriting, Brown University; BA, music, Yale University.