Graduate Student - MFA Candidate
FOR BRINGING WORDS TO LIFE:
Dolores Díaz is a scholar, playwright, film, and television writer. Her newest play, "Rehearsal", premiered August 2019 at the Steppenwolf Garage as part of Bechdel Fest 7 with Broken Nose Theatre (Chicago, IL). Her full-length play, "Los Tequileros", will receive a reading from 16th Street Theater in October 2019 and is in negotiations for 20/21 premiere in south Texas. Three Cat Productions produced "Man of the People" in October 2018. Also in October, "Nothing Without a Company" premiered Appreciation Day in Chicago; MOJOAA (Raleigh, NC) presented the play the same month. Performing Arts Studio presented Dolores’s work devised using Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies as part of their 2018-2019 Season.
Dolores was also a finalist for the 2018/2019 Goodman Playwrights Unit. Her adaptation of Sir Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" world premiered in 2017 with Three Cat Productions as part of their Holiday Radio Show. "A Truthful Christmas" and "Uncomfortable Positions" premiered at The Vortex in October 2014 as part of the 14-48 Projects in Austin, TX. Teatro Chicano de Laredo produced "Border Grammar" in 2010. From 2015-2017, Dolores served as Producer for Teatro Vivo's annual Austin Latino New Play Festival.
She recently completed a television pilot, "Border Grammar", adapted from her play by the same name. Her latest full-length play, "The Curse of Giles Corey", traces the origins of American policing to a dark event in colonial Salem which echoes to the present day.