Melinda Lopez is the Huntington’s first playwright-in-residence and a Huntington Playwriting Fellow. Her play Sonia Flew (Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards) inaugurated the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in 2004. It has subsequently been produced at Coconut Grove Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and many others. Her play Becoming Cuba was produced at the Huntington and North Coast Repertory Theatre. Other plays include Orchids to Octopi (Underground Railroad Theater, Elliot Norton Award), Gary (Steppenwolf First Look and Boston Playwrights Theatre), Alexandros (Laguna Playhouse), Caroline in Jersey (Williamstown Theatre Festival), God Smells like a Roast Pig (Elliot Norton Award), and Midnight Sandwich/Medianoche (Coconut Grove Playhouse). Ms. Lopez has appeared in Our Town, The Rose Tattoo, Persephone, and A Month in the Country at the Huntington and the Motherf**ker with the Hat at SpeakEasy Stage Company (Elliot Norton Award for Best Supporting Actress). She teaches playwriting at Boston University.
(As of June 2015)