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Nilo Cruz

Nilo Cruz

Nilo Cruz is a Cuban-American playwright whose work has been produced widely around the United States. His plays are many and include

Anna in the Tropics, Night Train to Bolina, Dancing on her Knees, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and a Piano, A Bicycle Country, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (World premiere at New Theatre 2001), Lorca in a Green Dress, Beauty of the Father, and translations of Lorca’s Doña Rosita the Spinster and The House of Bernarda Alba.

Cruz has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making him the first Latino to ever win a Pulitzer.

Even though he’s a Cuban exile who often writes about Cubans in America, Cruz doesn’t think his plays are political. “I’m more interested in humanity than anything," he says. "There are political elements in my work, but unlike some writers I don’t have a political agenda."