Emilio Rodriguez

Emilio RodriguezEmilio Rodriguez’s plays have been a part of various festivals including the inaugural Latino Theatre Common’s Carnaval of New Works (Swimming While Drowning), the inaugural Activate Midwest Festival at Western Michigan University (Spin), and the Austin Latino New Play Festival (Mamacita and the Negrito). Last fall, Emilio received a residency Djerassi Artist Residency Program and this fall he will receive a residency with newly founded Mitten Lab in Traverse City, Michigan. Additionally, Emilio was a 2015 finalist for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s Excellence in Playwriting Award and 2016 Finalist for the Playwright's Center Many Voices Fellowship. He is currently working on commissions for the JET Theatre and Milagro Theatre. When he’s not writing, Emilio teaches theatre to young people in the Detroit area through programs such as Living Arts, Matrix, and Disney Musicals in Schools.

Read about Mamacita and the Negrito as part of the PlayLab (2016).

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