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Migdalia Cruz

Migdalia Cruz is an American playwright. She has written more than forty plays, operas, screenplays, and musicals including: Fur, Miriam’s Flowers, and Another Part of the House, produced in venues as diverse as National Theater of Greece/Athens, Old Red Lion/London, Houston Grand Opera, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, & Latino Chicago Theater Company where she was writer-in-residence from 1991 to 1998.She has also translated three plays through the Lark’s Mexico/US Word Exchange. She is an alumna of New Dramatists, was mentored by Maria Irene Fornés at INTAR, and her play, El Grito Del Bronx, was seen at NYU (4/08), at Milagro Theater (4/09, Portland, OR), and opened in Chicago at the Goodman Theater in a co-production of Teatro Vista and CollaborAction (7/09).  TWO ROBERTS: a Pirate-Blues Project commissioned by the Lark with a NYSCA grant received a studio workshop in February 2011.  Her collection of plays published by NoPassport Press, entitled “El Grito DelBronx,” features: El Grito Del Bronx, Yellow Eyes, Salt, and Da Bronx Rocks—a part of “Song For New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting” presented by Mabou Mines. 

Migdalia was born and raised in the Bronx.