Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

Current Fellow

Fellow: Awarded 2018

Field of Study: Drama and Performance Art

Competition: US & Canada

His most recent play, Recent Alien Abductions, was presented at the Humana Festival at the Actors Theater of Louisville and will be produced in New York by PlayCo. Other works include Bird in the Hand (Fulcrum Theater, New York Times Critics Pick, published by Dramatic Publishing); Blind Mouth Singing (National Asian American Theater Company, New York Times Critics Pick) and Sleepwalkers (Area Stage, Carbonell Award for Best New Play). His work has been described by The New York Times as being "strange and beautiful" and by The Chicago Tribune as possessing "visionary wit".

His many awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; as well as the Helen Merrill Award; the Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship at Princeton University; a Writers Community Residency from the YMCA National Writer's Voice; and the Robert Chesley Award, among others. His plays have also been published by Playscripts and TDR/The Drama Review. He has been commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons. He is the Artistic Director of the Obie winning company Fulcrum Theater, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and an alumnus of New Dramatists. He teaches playwriting at Bard College.

Profile photograph by Bill Jacobson