Resume

AMALIA OLIVA ROJAS
Playwright

amyrjs@gmail.com

PLAYS & PRODUCTIONS

I Would Die 4 U       

  •   Developed under the guidance of Mexican Novelist Álvaro Enrigue
  •  PEN America DREAMING OUT LOUD Fellowship 2017-2018
  •  Nuyorican Poets Café 2017

Next Door Neighbors

  •  Beginnings Playwrights Festival 2016, Lehman College, NY (full production)
  • Recipient of The Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize for Playwriting

Dandelions

  •  Abington Theater Company, NY (workshop production)
  •  Vassar & New York Stage & Film Powerhouse Theater Training Program, Vassar College, NY

 Silent Tradition

  •  Beginnings Playwrights Festival 2014, Lehman College, NY (full production)
  •  Recipient of the Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize for Playwriting

Transition

  •  Vassar & New York Stage & Film Powerhouse Theater Training Program, Vassar College, NY (full production)

The Seventh Floor

  •  Fidelity Future Stage, NY (full production)
  •  Winner of the Fidelity Future Stage Playwriting Competition – Published by            Samuel French Inc.

Again

  •  Lehman Stages, NY (workshop production)
  •  Developed under the guidance of playwright William M. Hoffman

Just Friends No borders

  •  Fidelity Future Stage, NY (full production)
  •  Finalist to the Fidelity Future Stage Playwriting Competition

The Day the Sun Didn’t Rise     

  •  Developed under the guidance of playwright Lucas Hnath
  • The Wild Project Theater & Young Playwrights Inc. (staged reading)

Como Una Box Chocolate

  •  Finalist to the Young Playwrights Latino Challenge at TeatroStageFest, Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. (staged reading)

PROFESSIONAL THEATER INTERNSHIPS

  •  New Dramatists, The Bernard B. Jacobs Internship Program – Playwriting Apprentice
  •  TheaterSpeak, Drama Bookshop – Writing Out Front Playwrights Coordinator
  •  TeatroStageFest, Production, Marketing and Community Outreach Apprentice
  • Lincoln Center, Costume Design Apprentice
  •  The Kilroys’ List Lilly Awards Reading Series, Emerging Playwright Observer

THEATER PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

  •  The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far From The Wing, Written, Composed, and Directed by Ayvaunn Penn, MFA playwriting candidate, Dramaturg, Columbia University Schapiro Studio
  • TeatroStageFest, Assistant Stage Manager & Production Assistant on numerous local and international productions featured at the festival (2007-2013)
  • Waiting for Lefty, Assistant Director, Lehman Stages, NY
  •  Lehman College Spring Dance Concert, Stage Manager, Lehman Stages, NY
  •  Macbeth, Assistant to the Costume Designer, Lehman Stages, NY
  •  Macondo, Blood Wedding, Yerma, Actor, Repertorio Español Educational Program, NY

TRAINING

  •  New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater Program, Vassar College, NY .
  • Young Playwrights Inc. Advanced Playwrights Workshop, Lucas Hnath
  • Playwriting/Directing Mentorship, Susana Tubert

PlAYWRITING COURSES & WORKSHOPS: Carmen Rivera, David Henry Wang, Tere Martinez, Dael Orlandersmith, William M. Hoffman, Max Reuben, Raquel Almazán

EDUCATION

  • The City University of New York, The Bronx, NY (May 2016 )
  • Bachelors of Arts: Theater/Playwriting
  •  Minor: Mexican–Mexican American Studies
  • Honors: Presidential Scholar, Magna Cum Laude – GPA: 3.7
  • Recipient of the Bill B. Biggs Award for Excellence in Theater

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

  •  Orange County Immigrant Youth Scholarship 2016-2015
  • CUNY BECAS Fellowship Recipient 2016-2015 and 2015-2014
  •  Hispanic Leadership Fund Scholarship 2015-2014

RECOGNITIONS

  •  American Theatre Magazine “Perchance to DREAM”
  • Daily News feature article, Comenzó con Lapiz y Papel (“She Began with Paper and Pencil”)
  •  Univision spotlight, Hispanic Federation Education Week
  • Telemundo PSA, Hispanic Federation DACA Awareness spot

*Playwright Interview with Daily News “ Hora Hispana”

Comenzo con Lapiz y Papel written by Pablo Garcia Gamez

“La pieza se destaca por su estructura, el elemento humorfstico, el ritmo dinamico y las tensiones entre los personajes.”- Daily News, Hora Hispana- Teatro: Comenzo con Lapiz y Papel  Written By Pablo Garcia Gamez

Addendum xx_Amalia article in Daily News