2018 Fornés Playwriting Workshop Winners Announced

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

MariairenefornesMaría Irene Fornés

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is proud to announce the writers who have been selected to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago, from June 25 to July 3, 2018. Led by award-winning playwright and Fornés protégée Migdalia Cruz, an alumna of Fornés’ Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Laboratory at INTAR, the workshop will culminate in a public reading of selected scenes from workshop students by professional actors in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

The workshop will be coordinated by playwright Anne García-Romero, Associate Professor, in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, at the University of Notre Dame.

The 2018 Fornés Playwriting Workshop writers:

  • Oscar A. Cabrera
  • Taeyin ChoGlueck
  • Nikkita Duke
  • Cristina Frias
  • Nancy García Loza
  • Javier Luis Hurtado
  • Exal Iraheta
  • Julia Izumi
  • Georgina Leanse Escobar
  • Gregory S Moss
  • Marilo Nuñez
  • Jorge Rivera-Herrans
  • Mónica Sánchez
  • Juan Francisco Villa



Fornés is considered by many to be the “founding mother” of U.S. Latinx theatre, and the Fornés Playwriting Workshop will impart her playwriting methods to participants as they immerse themselves in her legacy over the course of one week.