The Theatre School > About > Faculty & Staff > Theatre Studies > Carlos Murillo

Carlos Murillo

Carlos Murillo is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award for his work in the theatre. His plays include Diagram of a Paper Airplane, dark play or stories for boys, Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & 32 (Or the Broken Tractor Graveyard), Mimesophobia (Or Before and After), A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All), Offspring of the Cold War, The Patron Saint of the Nameless Dead, Schadenfreude, Near Death Experiences with Leni Riefenstahl, Never Whistle While You're Pissing and Subterraneans. His plays have been produced at Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the NYC Summer Play Festival, En Garde Arts, Soho Rep, The Hangar Theatre Lab, Theatre @ Boston Court, Circle X, Son of Semele, Actors Express, City Theatre of Miami, Walkabout Theatre in Chicago, Red Eye in Minneapolis, dirigo group in Austin and elsewhere.

His work has been developed at The Public, NY Theatre Workshop, The Goodman, South Coast Rep, Portland Center Stage, Madison Rep, the Sundance Institute, The Playwrights' Center, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, the Chautauqua Conservatory, Annex Theatre, UC Santa Barbara, the Loyola University Museum of Art and others.

dark play or stories for boys appeared in New Playwrights: Best New Plays of 2007 (Smith & Kraus), has been translated into German, Polish and Hungarian, and was nominated for five LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Writing. The play had its European premiere at The Vígszínház Theatre in Budapest in October 2008. His work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Heinmann and Theatre Forum International Theatre Journal (UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance).

Carlos was a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, and has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and is a two-time recipient of the National Latino Playwriting Award from Arizona Theatre Company. He is the 2009 William Inge Theatre Festival Otis Guernsey Award recipient. He has received commissions from The Goodman, Berkeley Rep, The Public Theatre, South Coast Rep, En Garde Arts and Disney Creative Entertainment.

As a director, Carlos recently staged the Chicago premiere of Julia Cho's Durango at Silk Road, and has staged productions and workshops of his own work in New York , Chicago and Minneapolis. He has also staged plays at The Walker Arts Center/Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, The Public Theatre New Work Now! Festival, the Mazer Theatre and Makor in NY.

For DePaul he recently directed the world premiere of Isaac Holter's Good Worker for the New Playwrights Series, for which he has staged two previous productions (Andie Arthur's In Common Hours and Alex Perry's eikon). In spring of 2006 he staged David Edgar's Pentecost at The Merle Reskin Theatre. He recently was a guest artist at The Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive, the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Arizona State University and serves as the Master Playwriting teacher for the Miami Dade County Playwriting Fellowship program.

Visit his website: