is a Bronx-born, award-winning, multi-platform, playwright, lyricist, translator, and librettist of more than 60 works for stage, radio, film, TV, and podcast, performed in 150 venues in 40 cities in 12 countries.
An alumna of New Dramatists, she received 7 major U.S. grants, and was named the 2013 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright.
María Irene Fornés nurtured her voice at INTAR. Latino Chicago Theater Company helped Migdalia hone it as their playwright-in residence.
She is co-chair of the DGF Playwriting Fellows 2020-21 with Lucy Thurber; mentors the NYC Latinx Playwrights Circle; and was commissioned in 2020 by Nylon Fusion, Planet Connections, The Homebound Project, Clubbed Thumb, The Flea, and INTAR. Recent live productions: Lives of the New Kind of Saints: a geo-located piece with music/sound design by Cristian Amigo @INTAR/Battery Park (Nov 2020), and PlayON!Richard III (Aug 2020) in Sunderland, England @TheatreSpaceNorthEast. Her PlayOn!Macbeth will soon be a podcast.
Facebook: Migdalia Cruz
Q&A with Playwright Migdalia Cruz
Interview and discussion with award-winning writer, Migdalia Cruz, on her career spanning over 30 years of achievements.