Amalia Oliva Rojas is a Mexican playwright, poet and spoken word artist who resides in NYC. She is an alumnus of Vassar College Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Program. Her work has been presented and workshopped at Lehman College, Vassar College, Manhattan Repertory Theater, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Americas Society/ Council of the Americas, Abington Theater Company, among others. Amalia was a writing fellow for Pen America’s DREAMING OUT LOUD writing workshop and a lab member for New Perspectives Theater Company Women’s Work Short Play Lab.
In addition to her playwriting, Amalia has contributed to several online magazines such as City limits, Popula, La Revista De La Universidad De Mexico.
Recently, an excerpt of Amalia’s one-woman show was published by Pen America in an anthology.
“Amalia Oliva Rojas, one of Cruz’s fellow PEN American students, tells a lightly fictionalized version of her parents’ immigration story and later divorce in Jackson Heights, Queens, in the form of a one-woman show called “Tonantzin On The 7 Train,” which is excerpted in “DREAMing Out Loud.” The tale and its telling are both deeply moving and deeply funny, containing reflections on crossing borders, familial drama and the nature of love” read more!