javier rivera debruin - playwright
JAVIER RIVERA DEBRUIN is a playwright and impact producer whose work explores queerness, gender, race, diaspora, and family. Their play LUCIÉRNAGAS was a NY Times Critic’s Pick during its World Premiere with National Queer Theater at teh 14th St Y and was a semi-finalist for the 2019 New Dramatists Princess Grace Award.
Javi is a co-writer on a six-part podcast play THIS IS WHERE WE GO (MCC Theater/The Parsnip Ship) and a member of the Parsnip Ship’s inaugural Radio Roots Writers Group where their play HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGEL DEAREST will stream soon.
As an impact producer they have developed audience engagement strategies with acclaimed documentaries including DISCLOSURE (Netflix), PHILLY D.A. (PBS/Topic), TRANS IN TRUMPLAND (Topic), BEDLAM (PBS), and ROLL RED ROLL (Netflix).