Christopher Oscar Pena

Christopher Oscar Peña wrote Alone Above a Raging Sea which was part of the 2016 Breaking Ground Festival at the Huntington. He is a writer originally from California, now residing in Harlem and LA. He has received fellowships/awards from Sundance, The Lark Play Development Center, New York Theatre Workshop, The Playwrights Realm, The Kennedy Center, and Old Vic New Voices. His work is published through NoPassport Press and Smith and Kraus. He’s currently working on commissions from the Goodman Theater, The Clarence Brown Theater and Yale Rep. He is a proud member of New Dramatists, was named one of “The 1st Annual Future Broadway Power List” by Backstage, and wrote for the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe nominated, debut season of Jane the Virgin. He teaches playwriting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is represented by CAA and Heroes and Villains.  

(As of November 2016)

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