Desi MOreno-penson - playwright
DESI MORENO-PENSON's plays have been developed/produced at Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), INTAR, MultiStages, Perishable Theater (Providence, RI), Henry Street Settlement, SPFSummer Play Festival, terraNOVA Collective, The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF), @the Cherry Lane, Urban Theater Company (Chicago), Teatro Coribantes (San Juan, PR), and others.
Her play, BEIGE; Winner of the 2016 National Latinx Playwriting Award sponsored by the Arizona Theater Company; received Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List 2017; Finalist for 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and 2017 New Works Festival @Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX); Semifinalist for 2016 Princess Grace Award; selected for the inaugural list of 50 Playwrights Project's Top 8 Best Unproduced Latinx Plays 2017, and was nominated for the 2017 Mentor Project @the Cherry Lane.
Another play, COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food); Winner of the 2013 MultiStages New Works Contest, Finalist for the 2014 O'Neill NPC, received Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List 2015, and its world premiere at the West End Theater (NYC), produced by MultiStages Theater Company and directed by MultiStages producing artistic director, Lorca Peress.
Her plays, GHOST LIGHT, DEVIL LAND, LAZARUS DISPOSED and 3 TO A SESSION: A MONSTER'S TALE are published by Broadway Play Publishing; a ten-minute play, SPIRIT SEX: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE, was selected for the short plays anthology "Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2010", and a scene from COMIDA DE PUTA is included in an anthology featuring plays written by Latinx playwrights, "Scenes for Latin Actors: Voices of the New American Theater", both published by Smith and Kraus. Her short play, RECONCILE, BITCH will be included in an upcoming short plays anthology, "Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2020", published by Applause Theater and Cinema Books.
MFA in Dramaturgy and Theater Criticism from Brooklyn College; Member, Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA, and the Going To The River Writers Unit (GTTR) @ the Lark New Play Development Center in NYC.
Desi lives in The Bronx with her wonderful husband Anthony, and their cat, Choo-Choo.