Cristina Luzárraga
She, her, hers
McKnight Fellow in Playwriting, Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN

is a playwright and educator from New Jersey whose dark comedies tend to feature unruly women and an exploration of the grotesque and uncanny. She is a 2021-2022 McKnight Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis where she currently resides; previously, she was a Jerome Fellow. Her plays include Critical DistanceMillennialvilleHavana Syndrome, and La Mujer Barbuda (2019 Screencraft Stage Play Winner, produced at Blank Theatre in LA). An alum of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago and Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood collective, she is a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group. Her full-lengths have been developed with Playmakers Repertory Company, Teatro LATEA, and IATI Theater; her short plays have been featured in the 2020 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and published in anthologies by Smith and Kraus. She is working on a commissioned musical about Betty Crocker for History Theatre in St. Paul. BA: Princeton; MFA: Ohio University: MA in Educational Theatre: NYU.