JOSÉ CRUZ GONZÁLEZ
José Cruz González’s plays include The Blue House, Sunsets and Margaritas, The Heart’s Desire, Tomás and the Library Lady (which toured nationally in 2008), The Cloud Gatherer, Earth Songs, Waking Up in Lost Hills, September Shoes and Harvest Moon. A collection of his plays, Nine Plays by José Cruz González: Magical Realism & Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences, was published in 2008 by the University of Texas Press. González has written for PAZ, the Emmy Award-nominated television series produced by The Learning Channel. He was a recipient of a 2004 TCG/Pew National Theatre Residency Grant. In 1997, he was awarded an NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights and in 1985 was an NEA Director Fellow. González teaches theatre at California State University Los Angeles and is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and TYA/USA, and an associate artist with Cornerstone Theater Company (California).