Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis (Playwright Honoree) is a playwright and director living in Oregon. His works Mother RoadHole in the SkyQuixote NuevoAlicia’s MiracleSe Llama CristinaJohn Steinbeck’s The Pastures of HeavenGhosts of the RiverQuixoteLydiaJune in a BoxGibraltarThe Ballad of Pancho and LucyThe Seven Visions of EncarnaciónDreamlandiaEl OtroProspectEl Paso BlueSantos & SantosLa Posada Mágica, and Man of the Flesh have been mounted across the country at companies such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Center Theatre Group, the Theatre @ Boston Court, California Shakespeare Theatre, the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, INTAR, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Dallas Theater Center, the Magic Theatre SF, South Coast Repertory Theatre, the San Diego Repertory Theatre, the Marin Theatre Company, Cornerstone Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, Working Classroom, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Circle X Theatre Company, El Teatro Campesino, Teatro Vista, Teatro Dallas, Teatro Visión, Thick Description and Campo Santo at Intersection for the Arts. His collaborative works include Cloudlands, a musical co-written with Adam Gown and Shiner, co-written with Erik Ehn. Solis has received the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Texas State University Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, the 2014 Pen Center Literary Award for Drama (for Se Llama Cristina), the United States Artists Fellowship for 2012, the 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award, the 2000-2001 National Theatre Artists Residency from TCG and the Pew Charitable Trust, the 1998 TCG/NEA Theatre Artists in Residence Grant, the 1998 McKnight Fellowship grant from the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, the 1995-97 Playwriting Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Roger L. Stevens award from the Kennedy Center, the 1994 Will Glickman Playwright Award, and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays production grant. Solis is a Thornton Wilder Fellow for the MacDowell Colony, New Dramatists alum and member of the Dramatists Guild. NoPassPort Press has published The River Plays, an anthology of three of his El Paso works. Many of his other plays are published by Samuel French, Inc. He is working on commissions for Yale Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, South Coast Repertory and The Arena Stage. His new book, Retablos: Stories From A Life Lived Along The Border, is published by City Lights Publishers in San Francisco, CA

Playwriting credits:

Mother Road, Hole In The Sky, Quixote Nuevo, Alicia’s Miracle, Se Llama Cristina, Cloudlands, The Pastures Of Heaven, Ghosts Of The River, Quixote, Lydia, June In A Box, Lethe, The Ballad Of Pancho And Lucy, Gibraltar, Bethlehem, The Seven Visions Of Encarnación, Dreamlandia, Shiner, El Otro, Santos & Santos, El Paso Blue, La Posada Magica, Prospect, Man Of The Flesh, Scrappers, Impatiens