Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Kristoffer Diaz is a New Dramatists resident playwright, speaker, and educator living and working in Brooklyn. His play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and has gone on to more than twenty-five productions nationwide. Other full-length titles include Welcome to Arroyo’s, #therevolution, The Upstairs Concierge, and The Unfortunates. His work has been produced, commissioned, and developed at The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, Second Stage, Victory Gardens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theater Company, The Atlantic, InterAct, Mixed Blood, The Orchard Project, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Lark, Summer Play Festival, Donmar Warehouse, and South Coast Repertory, among many others. Awards include the Guggenheim, Jerome, Van Lier, NYFA, and Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowships; New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; Lucille Lortel, Equity Jeff, and OBIE Awards; and the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant, among others. As a screenwriter, he has developed original television pilots for HBO and FX. Kristoffer holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program. He teaches playwriting at New York University.
I'll be teaching a brand new class this summer in New York as part of the Samuel French Institute. More information below and here.
THE PLAY ONLY YOU CAN WRITE
with Kristoffer Diaz
Saturday June 30th 2PM-5PM Admission $90
Marquez lends his expertise to the theater
A critically acclaimed play is tackling racism and the trappings of stardom in pro wrestling.
Pablo Marquez can personally relate on both accounts.
Caldwell Theatre Company has announced casting for its upcoming production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, to run January 8-February 12. Clive Cholerton will direct.
Kristoffer Diaz's Pulitzer Prize finalist play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity dives into the worlds of both professional wrestling and geopolitics.
The cast will feature Adam Bashian (Vigneshwar Paduar), Donte Bonner (Chad Deity), Brandon Morris (Macedonio Guerra), and Gregg Weiner (Everett K. Olson).