Cristina Luzárraga is a playwright and educator from New Jersey whose dark comedies tend to feature unruly women and an exploration of the grotesque and uncanny. Her plays include Critical Distance, Millennialville, Havana 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 was a 2019-2020 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis where she currently resides. 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. A member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, she is currently working on a commissioned musical about Betty Crocker for History Theatre. BA: Princeton; MFA: Ohio University; MA in Educational Theatre: NYU.
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