Playwright and performer, Melinda Lopez, will join us at South End Writes on Tuesday, October 30, at 6:30 PM. She is considered as to be among the most exciting and prolific playwrights currently working in the U.S.
Her play, Sonia Flew, debuted at The Huntington Theatre in 2004 and was awarded both the 2004 Eliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Best New Play. Sonia Flew was subsequently produced at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, the San Jose (CA) Repertory Theatre and elsewhere around the country.
Her other plays include Becoming Cuba (The Huntington Theatre, 2014), Caroline in Jersey (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA 2009) and Alexandros (Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA 2008). Lopez was named the first playwright-in-residence at The Huntington Theatre in 2013. Her poignant and powerful one-woman show Mala debuted at ArtsEmerson in 2016 and won the 2016 Eliot Norton Award for Best New Play. Mala has also been performed at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN (2017) and The Huntington Theatre (January 2018).
An accomplished performer, her acting credits include A Month in the Country (2002), The Rose Tattoo (2004) and Persephone (2007) at The Huntington Theatre and Romeo and Juliet (1997) at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, ME. She will be presenting her adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Yerma at The Huntington Theatre in June 2019.