Luis Alfaro

Luis Alfaro

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence

Dramaturg, The Happiest Song Plays Last

At OSF: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (2008).

Other theatres: Playwright: Mojada (Victory Gardens Theater); St. Jude (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga (Lewis Family Playhouse); Alleluia the Road (Campo Santo/California Shakespeare); Bruja (Magic Theatre); Oedipus El Rey (Getty Villa, Magic Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Borderlands, Pangea Theater, Miracle Theatre Group, Victory Gardens Theater, Dallas Theater Center); Hero (Playwrights Arena, Teatro Vision); Electricidad (Borderlands, Goodman Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Teatro Vision, Artes de la Rosa); Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Taper Too, Teatro Vista, Synchronicity, Hartford Stage); Down Town (Institute of Contemporary Art London, XTeresa Mexico City); No Holds Barrio (Goodman Theatre); Body of Faith (Cornerstone); Straight as a Line (Primary Stages, Edinburgh Festival, Goodman Theatre, National Theatre of Romania, Playwrights Arena); Bitter Homes and Gardens (Latino Chicago, Playwrights Arena); Ladybird (La Jolla Playhouse); Black Butterfly (Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Working Classroom).

Awards: Jefferson Award Best New Play 2013 for Mojada, Joyce Foundation Fellow, Glickman Prize for Oedipus el Rey, Ovation Lifetime Achievement, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, PEN Center Award for Drama. 

Teaching: University of Southern California.