Lily Padilla
Core Apprentice
La Jolla, CA

Lily Padilla just finished her MFA in Playwriting from UC San Diego, under the mentorship of Naomi Iizuka. Her plays explore sex, intersectional communities, and what it means to heal in a violent world. Selected works include How to Defend Yourself, (w)holeness (Finalist for the Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2018 Carnaval) and And Then You Wait (La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival). Padilla is an EmergeNYC fellow with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. She co-founded American Nightcap at INTAR, a late-night play series which gathered artists from diverse NYC theater communities. BFA NYU, Playwrights Horizons and Experimental Theatre Wing.