David Davila is a writer and comedian from the border of South Texas where the wall has been up since the Bush administration. He has way too much to say about almost everything which is why he writes plays, films, musicals, poetry, sketch, and does stand-up comedy. He's an alumnus of The Second City Training Center Chicago and the Primary Stages ESPA Playwriting School in Manhattan, and a current playwriting fellow at Indiana University. He is a charter member of The PlayGround Experiment, Musical Theatre Factory, the Rogue Writers, the founding Artistic Director of Lone Star Theatre Company, and the son of a preacher man. He dedicates his life to telling the stories of Latinx and gay people living in the United States. Some of his notable works include Manuel Vs the Statue of Liberty, Promesa: a mariachi musical, Animal Husbandry, Aztec Pirates: a Latinx Fantasia on National Themes, #52SONGS, Hotel Puerto Vallarta, The Mesquite Tree, Tales from Highway 281, Adan y Julio y la Frontera 2003, Men of God, Butt Babies Never Live: a poetry cycle, and many short plays and films. David Davila studied opera theatre at the University of North Texas and Arts Administration at the University of Texas San Antonio,. He is a Rockwell Scholar and an Askins Playwright Fellow. Most recently, he founded the Voices of America Writers Workshop at the PlayGround Experiment in response to the inequality of opportunities for marginalized communities. Follow him at @davidodavila on all social media platforms.