February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1

Cultural Spotlight

Playwright Finds Success on World Stage

Nilo Cruz
Nilo Cruz

Audiences recently enjoyed a new Spanish-language production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics by director and playwright Nilo Cruz.

Cruz, a proud MDC Hall of Fame alumnus who honed his skills at the College’s Teatro Prometeo, developed this collaborative production featuring Cuban-American performers. It wowed audiences just as it did a decade ago when Cruz became the first Hispanic to win the Pulitzer for drama for this acclaimed production. The award-winning play also will premiere in Moscow in July.

Up next for Cruz, his new play Sotto Voce premieres this month at New York’s Theatre for the New City, with Cruz directing. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie Castro’s Daughter, which begins shooting this spring.

— AMS


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