Maria I. Arreola is a Chicana playwright originally from IL but currently living in NY. She's had her work produced at Facility Theatre, Curious Theatre, Horizon Theatre, and Theatre Three and is currently working on a project for Pocket Theatre VR. Maria is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Region 5 John Cauble Short Play Award and a former Ascending Playwright at Yonder Window Theatre. Maria is primarily inspired by their family. She tends to create characters that are like her: Latinx and queer. Her mission, as of late, has been to write plays that center joy and finding community.
Some upcoming events for Maria include her recently being accepted into the 2021-22 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool (September 19th, 2021) https://playground-ny.org/company/. as well as a reading of Becoming Human (a short one-act about a guardian angel turned human) with Theatre Unmasked (Friday September 24th - 8:30-10:00PM ET)