Silvia Gonzalez S.

  • T (FOR TORTURE) at HMTC, July 2023 at Hanford Multicultural Theater Company, part of the One-Act Play Festival
  • MACHO AND BIG MOUTH in Unusual Theater Series, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company, TBA
  • THE MUSSEL SLOUGH CHRONICLES – A CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY May, 7, 2022 (Public Staged-Reading with discussion) Kings County Historical Society Commission and HMTC
  • BOXCAR/ El Vagon, Telatulsa Theater, Tulsa, OK, October – November 7, 2021
  • DEATH OF A SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT, Hanford, CA, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company, workshop and presentation, July 23-August 1. 2021
  • BOXCAR, Teatro Latino de San Francisco, SF City Theater (Postponed to 2022)
  • PEDRO THE PUPPETEER, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company (Postponed to 2022 or 2023)
  • PEDRO THE PUPPETEER, Hollywood Fringe Festival 2020 (Postponed to 2022)
  • MUSSEL SLOUGH TRAGEDY – A CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY, May 2020 (Postponed to 2021 or 2022) Kings County Historical Society and HMTC
  • WAITING WOMEN, Hanford Multicultural Theater, March, April 2019
  • BOXCAR, Rouge Festival Fresno, March 2019
  • BOXCAR, Hanford Multicultural Theater Company,  November 2018
  • BOXCAR, Paper Wing Theatre (Monterey, CA),  April 2018
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, California State University San Bernardino, directed by Johanna Smith, November 2016
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, National Hispanic Cultural Center/Teatro Nueva Mexico, Siembra Festival, New Mexico, directed by Salome Martinez Lutz, 2014
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, National Hispanic Cultural Center/Teatro Nueva Mexico, New Mexico, directed by Salome Martinez Lutz, 2013
  • THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, Teatro Unidos, San Francisco, directed by David Acevedo, 2013
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Teatro Vagon, San Francisco, directed by David Acevedo, 2011
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Pacifica Spindrift Theater, San Francisco, directed by David Acevedo, 2011
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Repertorio Espanol, Directed by Rene Buch, 2007
  • SAMUAL AND DANIELA, Wizard Oil Productions, NYC 2007
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, Cara Mia Theater Company and Dallas Children’s Theater, 2007
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, Utah State Theater, directed by Lanny Langston 2007
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Teatro de Piel, NV, directed by Guillermo Reyes, April 2006
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Teatro Brava, AZ, directed by Guillermo Reyes, 2006
  • THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, University of Texas, Chicano Theater, directed by Becky Elias, 2005
  • THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, The Empty Space, directed by Maria Morales-Mercado, 2004
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Teatro Vision 2004, English and Spanish Version; Directed by Elisa Marina Alvarado; translator, Rubi Orozco.
  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON (excerpt) Second Stage Theater’s ‘Immigrant Project’ Directed by Isis Misary 2003
  • THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, META California State University Long Beach, directed by Emiliano Torres, 2003
  • THE NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER RADIO SHOW, Stockyard Theater, Chicago, directed by Jill Elaine Hughes, 2002
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA (OR I CAN’T EAT GOAT HEAD), Teatro Humanidad, Houston, Texas directed by Roxanne Schroeder, 2000
  • DON’T PROMISE (A Story of Women, Mormonism, and Survival), Stockyard Theater Project, Chicago, directed by Jill Elaine Hughes, 2000
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, Arizona State Univeristy: Theater for Young Folk, directed by Pam Sterling 2000
  • BORDER, American Playwrights of Color II, San Francisco Community College Sept. 1999
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, Berkeley Rep, Bay Area School Tour, directed, Miko Lee, 1998
  • LOS MATADORES, (workshop) Paula Productions, September 1997
  • WAITING WOMEN (Pearl Hart’s Famous Stage Coach Robbery), Mutt Rep NYC, directed by Liz Ortiz-Mackes, 1997
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, The Coterie, 1995; Director, Jose Cruz Gonzalez
  • ¡FIESTA! John F. Kennedy Center, Washington DC, 1995
  • LA LLORONA LLORA, Whole Art Theater 1994
  • THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, University of El Paso, directed by Katie Simmons, 1994
  • U GOT THE LOOK, The Original Theater Works, development reading 1994
  • LA LLORONA LLORA, The Whole Art Theater, Michigan, October 1993
  • I CAN’T EAT GOAT HEAD, SouthCoast Repertory Theater, Hispanic Playwrights Project, Workshop, 1993
  • I CAN’T EAT GOAT HEAD, Kennedy Center, New Voices/New Vision, workshop 1993
  • WAITING WOMEN, Chicago Dramatists, theatrical workshop 1993
  • LOS MATADORES, The Body Politic Theater, theatrical workshop 1992
  • T for Torture, Aguijon II Theater Company, (bilingual production in rep) 1992

*Community theater, college and high school production list available from Dramatic Publishing

Additional experiences:

~Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center, Los Angeles, CA Improv director Toni Charline,  Brandon Gardner, Donald Chung,

~Groundlings: ‘Sketch Writing,’ and ‘Continued Sketch Writing’ with Guy Stevenson; ‘Sketch Writing with Tom Blank, ‘Improv’ with Phyllis Katz (special arrangement), Los Angeles

~Moment Improv Theater with Marcus Sams, San Francisco

~Second City Training, various, Chicago

~ImprovOlympia, Del Close, Chicago

~New Dramatists Playwright Residency, New York City

~INTAR Lab Latino Playwright Residency, Maria Irene Fornes, New York City

~Lafftrax Improv, Phoenix, Arizona

Grants, Awards, Commissions, Playwright Exchange, Theater Fests

  • AN EVENING WITH JOAQUIN MURRIETA – ‘My Quest for Justice’, Bay Area Playwrights Foundation Festival, Semi-Finalist, 2018
  • AN EVENING WITH JOAQUIN MURRIETA – ‘My Quest for Justice’, Blue Ink Play Competition, American Blues Theater Chicago, Featured Finalist, 2018
  • U GOT THE LOOK, METLIFE ‘Voces’ Repetorio Español, Finalist, 2016
  • Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis, staged reading, WAITNG WOMEN, 2014
  • Arizona Theater Company, Hispanic Playwright Award runner up LOS MATADORES, 2012
  • METLIFE Latino Playwright winner, Repetorio Espanol, New York, BOXCAR/EL VAGON award presentation and recognition, 2007 BOXCAR/EL VAGON, Puente Theatre Wordplay Festival, Canada, directed by Lina de Guevara, 2005
  • Repertorio Espanol “Voces” National Winner, BOXCAR/EL VAGON 2004
  • Codices Project Grant Teatro Vision, BOXCAR/EL VAGON, 2003
  • Starfish Theatreworks Commission, SE HABLA, 2000
  • Commission for Feature Film, Critical Mass Productions, 2000
  • Barebones Film Festival Screenwriters Competition, Finalist 2000
  • Chesterfield Award, Semi-finalist 2000
  • Literary Arts Fellowship in Theater, Portland, Oregon, LOS MATADORES, 2000
  • Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship, LOS MATADORES, 2000
  • Hispanic Playwright Award Southwest Rep, Texas, BOXCAR/EL VAGON 1999
  • Berkeley Rep Commission (to write school tour) ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, 1998
  • ‘Libros y Familias’ Grant, THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, 1998
  • Whitfield Cook Award, THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, 1997
  • Cascadia Exchange NWPG, Seattle REPEAT HERO, 1996
  • Lila Wallace/ Reader’s Digest Grant, ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, 1995
  • Oregon Arts Council Grant (To work on Reservation), 1995
  • Lane Arts Council Grant, (Workshop leader for Native American tribes) 1995
  • Kennedy Center Commission, FIESTA, 1995
  • Portland International Theater Festival, Milagro Theater, BOXCAR/EL VAGON 1995
  • Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices, ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, 1993

Published plays, play, poetry or commentary inclusions

  • BOXCAR/EL VAGON, included in Macmillan textbook “Foundations of Language & Literature: For Honors and Pre-AP English Courses, 1/e” written by Golden, publishing 2018
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA (Or I Can’t Eat Goat Head) included in Palabras del Cielo: A Critical Anthology of Latina/o Plays & Playwrights, compiled by Jose Casas, publishing TBA
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA (Or I Can’t Eat Goat head) Dramatic Publishing Company, 1996
  • ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA-ONE (One Act version), Dramatic Publishing, 1996
  • THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, Dramatic Publishing 1996
  • LA LLORONA LLORA, Dramatic Publishing 1996
  • Poem inclusion in Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees 2006 (Paperback) by DuEwa M. Frazier
  • Reflections included in Conducting A Life: Reflections on the Theatre of Maria
  • Irene Fornes (Paperback) by Caridad Svich and Maria Delgado
  • Borders on Stage: Plays Produced by Teatro Bravo. Paperback – January 1, 2008, El Vagon (BOXCAR) included full play

  • Excerpt inclusion in THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON Sixty Seconds to Shine-221 One-Minute Monologues for Men, 2006
  • BOXCAR inclusion in Best Plays by the Graduating Class 2001: New Dramatists, Smith & Kraus, 2001
  • Drama for Reading and Performance, THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON, Perfection Learning Publishers, 2000
  • Monologues and Short Plays for Young Adults, by Kent Brown, (Plays and monologues: X-MAN, TOLD HER, BORDER, and an excerpt of BOXCAR [We
  • Always Find You]), 1999
  • Multicultural Theater 2: New Hispanic, Asian, and African-American Plays for Young Audiences, anthology (entire play of THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON included) Meriwether Publishing, 1998
  • Biography of Pearl Hart by Randy Ford (Excerpts of WAITING WOMEN), 1998
  • Contemporary Minority Women Playwrights by Suzanne Bennett Ph.D. and Jane T. Peterson, Ph.D. Greenwood Press 1996 (work history)
  • Multicultural Scenes and Monologues from the Contemporary Theater, by Dr. Roger Ellis Meriwether Publishing Company 1996 (Excerpts of BOXCAR and THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON)
  • Act Like a Man by Bob Vorlicky, University of Michigan Press 1995 (Mentions work)


  • Executive Artistic Director of Hanford Multicultural Museum 2017- present
  • Hanford Carnegie Museum Board President 2019- 2020
  • Pistachio farmer, 2013- present
  • Eugene Exotic Bird Rescue Foster Parent 2011
  • Mt. Bachelor Academy, High School Spanish Teacher 2005-2008
  • Substitute teacher 2004-2005
  • Spanish Interpreter for Crook County Health Department 2003-2004
  • Title 1-C Migrant Resource Teacher for Crook County School District 2002-2003
  • Foster Parent 2000-2001
  • OCHA (Oregon Commission of Hispanic Advancement) CO-directed Klamec (Aztec rituals) 1999 with grant from Actors-to-Go Artists Repertory Theater, Portland, Oregon)
  • Artists in Residence at Central Oregon Schools, 1994-1996