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DAVID DAVILA

Bio

David Davila is a writer, director, performer, dramaturg, and comedian from the border of South Texas where the wall's been standing since the Bush administration. Winner of the National New Play Network Smith Prize for Political Theatre and the New American Voices National Playwriting award, he's an alumnus of Indiana University (Playwriting MFA), The Second City Training Center in Chicago, the Primary Stages ESPA Playwriting School in Manhattan, and the University of Texas San Antonio (BM Arts Administration). His work questions systems of power and 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. Follow him at @davidodavila on all social media platforms.

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