MIGDALIA CRUZ is a Bronx-born, award-winning multi-platform playwright, lyricist, translator, and librettist of more than 60 works including: El Grito Del Bronx, Cigarettes & Moby-Dick, The Book of Miaou, and Frida, produced in venues such as BAM, Latino Chicago Theater Company, Mabou Mines, A.R.T., National Theater of Greece, Houston Grand Opera, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, & Teatro Vista. An alumna of New Dramatists, she received grants from Pregones/PRTT, the NEA, McKnight, NYFA, NYSCA, and Pew/TCG Foundations, and was named the 2013 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright. Migdalia was nurtured by Sundance, the Lark, & by Maria Irene Fornés at INTAR. She taught for the Fornés Playwriting Workshop, Princeton, and LaMaMa/Umbria. She is the current co-chair of the DGF Playwriting Fellows 2019-2021 with Lucy Thurber, a mentor to the NYC Latinx Playwrights Circle; and recently received a commission from Clubbed Thumb via NYSCA to write FISHTANK, and INTAR to write Lives of the New Kind of Saints with composer, Cristian Amigo.