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Anna in the Tropics

Nilo Cruz (Playwright)
Nilo Cruz is the author of Anna in the Tropics, which was presented on Broadway and received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and a 2004 Tony Award nomination. His other works include The Color of Desire, Beauty of the Father, Lorca in a Green Dress, Night Train to Bolina, A Bicycle Country, Dancing on Her Knees, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and A Piano and Hortensia and The Museum of Dreams. Cruz is one of this countrys most produced Cuban-American writers; his work has been developed and performed at McCarter Theatre Center, NYSF/Public Theater, NY Theatre Workshop, New Theatre (Coral Gables), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, Alliance (Atlanta), Studio Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Victory Gardens (Chicago), Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami), Childrens Theatre of Minneapolis, Lee Strasberg Theatre (L.A.), and Salt Lake Acting Company. He has held residencies at the McCarter, the Public and the New Theatre in Miami. An alumnus of New Dramatists, Cruz has taught playwriting at Brown University, Yale School of Drama and the University of Iowa. Cruzs other awards include the 2003 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award, TCG Artist in Residence Grant, Alton Jones Award, AT&T Award, Kesselring Prize, Barrie Stavis Award, and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. Beauty of the Father received its world premiere at Miamis New Theatre. Mr. Cruz was born in Cuba and lives in New York City and Miami.

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Anna in the Tropics