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David Davila is a writer, performer, and comedian from the border of South Texas where the wall has been standing since the Bush administration. He's the 2022 winner of the National New Play Network Smith Prize for Political Theatre and the 2021 winner of the New American Voices National Playwriting award. An alumnus of The Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Primary Stages ESPA Playwriting School in Manhattan, his work centers the stories of Queer and Latinx people living in the Americas ranging from plays, musicals, and poetry to television, sketch, and stand-up comedy. A charter member of The PlayGround Experiment, Musical Theatre Factory, Latinx Playwrights Circle, Rogue Writers, Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, Lone Star Theatre Company, and the son of a preacher man, most recently, he founded the Voices of America Writers Workshop in response to the inequality of opportunities for marginalized communities. Currently, you can find him in Bloomington, where he’s working on an MFA playwriting fellowship at Indiana University. Follow him at @davidodavila on all social media platforms.

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