Karen ZacarÍAS

Karen Zacarías is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S, cofounder of the Latinx Theatre Commons, founder of Young Playwrights’ Theater. Other theatres: The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Old Globe, Denver Center, Dallas Theater Center, Victory Gardens, Intiman Theatre, Repertorio Español, Milagro Theater, others.

Other plays: Native Gardens, Mariela in the Desert, Legacy of Light, The Sins of Sor Juana, The Book Club Play, Just Like Us, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Into the Beautiful North, Oliverio, Ella Enchanted, Einstein is a Dummy, Ferdinand the Bull, Looking for Roberto Clemente, Chasing George Washington, Jane of the Jungle, Frida Libre.

Awards: 2019 Washingtonian of the Year, Sine Fellow for Policy Innovation, Lee Reynolds Award for “social change,” Children’s Theater Foundation Medallion, TEDeX Broadway, Steinberg Citation, National Francesca Primus Prize, National Latino Play Award, Finalist Susan Blackburn, Helen Hayes Outstanding New Play.

Education: MA, Playwriting, Boston University; BA with Honors, International Relations, Stanford University.