About Silvia Gonzalez S.
Playwright, Prose Poet, Humorist.
Silvia is a proud alumnus of playwright residencies at New Dramatists and Chicago Dramatists. She is a long time member of the Dramatists Guild and a newer member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). She is co-founder of Hanford Multicultural Theater Company and executive artistic director. Creator of Udderly Improv.
PEDRO THE PUPPETEER, will be presented in August 2021 at the Hollywood Fringe virtually. The MUSSEL SLOUGH TRAGEDY – A CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY will be presented as a city involved project in May 2021. BOXCAR / EL VAGON will be produced in 2021 by Teatro Latino de San Francisco in 2021.
With the pandemic Silvia has ventured into film work, and her film work can be seen on YouTube. DON’T JUST LOOK sponsored by HMTC, CHOLA PODCAST also sponsored by HMTC. Her next projects will be to film PEDRO THE PUPPETEER, and HANFORD PRIVATE DETECTIVE.
ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA, was presented by CAL STATE UNIVERSITY San Bernardino from November 11-20, 2016. The director Johanna Smith delivered a utopia of puppets to complement this Latina Alice in Wonderland story.
LOS MATADORES was a finalist of the National Hispanic Theatre Playwriting Award sponsored by Arizona Theater Company. BOXCAR/EL VAGON was a National Winner of METLIFE’s “VOCES” at Repertorio Español (NYC). Subsequently, it was produced by Phoenix’s Teatro Bravo with Borderlands Theater. Spindrift Theater in San Francisco produced BOXCAR/EL VAGON and members remounted the play and named their new theater El Vagon Theater, after the play.
Teatro Unidos produced THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER’S SON in San Francisco.
Works that she participated in as a speaker was at UC San Bernadino where they produced ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA in 2016. Arizona State University also produced ALICIA on their main stage with director Pamela Sterling and Silvia was brought in to talk to students. ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA was also produced by Berkeley Rep and taken on a school-wide tour. Silvia also talked with students.
Other productions of ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA (Or I Can’t Eat Goat Head) include: The Coterie, Cara Mia Theatre Company with The Dallas Children’s Theater, Utah State Theater, Texas’ Globe Theater, Teatro Humanidad in Austin, Texas, and a number of community theaters and high schools across the country. It was also included in South Coast Hispanic Playwright Festival. ALICIA IN WONDER TIERRA was a Kennedy Center New Voices/New Vision participant and a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest New Play Award winner.
Some of Silvia’s works are published by Dramatic Publishing. Books with Inclusions include: BOXCAR/EL VAGON in “Foundations of Language & Literature: For Honors and Pre-AP English Courses, 1/e” written by Golden and published by Macmillan 2018.
Other books include Best Plays by the Graduating Class 2001: New Dramatists, Smith & Kraus, 2001; Drama for Reading and Performance, Perfection Learning Publishers, 2000; Monologues and Short Plays for Young Adults, by Kent Brown, 1999; Multicultural Theater 2: New Hispanic, Asian, and African-American Plays for Young Audiences, Meriwether Publishing, 1998; Contemporary Minority Women Playwrights by Suzanne Bennett Ph.D. and Jane T. Peterson, Ph.D. Greenwood Press 1996; Multicultural Scenes and Monologues from the Contemporary Theater, by Dr. Roger Ellis Meriwether Publishing Company 1996; Act Like a Man by Bob Vorlicky, University of Michigan Press 1995, and several poetry presses. Silvia is a proud alumnus of New Dramatists and Chicago Dramatists.