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Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis is a playwright and director living in San Francisco. Works include John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Ghosts of the River, Quixote Nuevo, Lydia, June in a Box, Lethe, Marfa Lights, Gibraltar, The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy, The 7 Visions of Encarnación, Bethlehem, Dreamlandia, El Otro, Man of the Flesh, Prospect, El Paso Blue, Santos & Santos, and La Posada Mágica. Mr. Solis has worked with California Shakespeare Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas Theater Center, Magic Theatre, Intersection for the Arts, South Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Shadowlight Productions, Venture Theatre (Philadelphia), Chicago Latino Theatre Alliance, New York Summer Play Festival, Teatro Vista, El Teatro Campesino, Undermain Theatre, Thick Description, Campo Santo, Imua Theatre Company, and Cornerstone Theatre. Collaborative works include Cloudlands, with music and lyrics by Adam Gwon; Burning Dreams, co-written with Julie Hebert and Gina Leishman; and Shiner co-written with Erik Ehn. Mr. Solis received an NEA 1995-1997 Playwriting Fellowship, the 1998 McKnight Fellowship grant from the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship. He has received grants from The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the 1998 TCG/NEA Theatre Artists in Residence Grant, and the 2000-2001 National Theatre Artists Residency Grant from Theatre Communications Group and the Pew Charitable Trust. Mr. Solis has received a Roger L. Stevens Award, a Will Glickman Playwright Award, and the 2003 National Latino Playwriting. Mr. Solis is a Thornton Wilder Fellow for the MacDowell Colony, New Dramatists alum, and a member of the Dramatists Guild. His new anthology, The River Plays was published by NoPassPort Publishing. Mr. Solis is working on commissions for the Magic Theatre and Yale Repetory Theatre.

(As of March 2019)

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