Octavio Solis (Playwright) is a playwright and director whose works Mother Road, Quixote Nuevo, Hole in the Sky, Alicia’s Miracle, Se Llama Cristina, John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Ghosts of the River, Quixote, Lydia, June in a Box, Lethe, Marfa Lights, Gibraltar, The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy, The 7 Visions of Encarnación, Bethlehem, Dreamlandia, El Otro, Man of the Flesh, Prospect, El Paso Blue, Santos & Santos, and La Posada Mágica have been mounted at California Shakespeare Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas Theater Center, Magic Theatre, The Alley Theater, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Intersection for the Arts, South Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, ShadowLight Productions, Venture Theatre in Philadelphia, Latino Chicago Theatre Company, Boston Court and Kitchen Dog Theatre, the New York Summer Play Festival, Teatro Vista in Chicago, El Teatro Campesino, Undermain Theatre in Dallas, Thick Description, Campo Santo, The Imua! Theatre Company in New York, and Cornerstone Theatre. His collaborative works include Cloudlands, with music by Adam Gwon; Burning Dreams, co-written with Julie Hebert and Gina Leishman; and Shiner, written with Erik Ehn. Notable achievements include an NEA 1995-97 Playwriting Fellowship, the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center, the Will Glickman Playwright Award, a production grant from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the 1998 TCG/NEA Theatre Artists in Residence Grant, the 1998 McKnight Fellowship Grant from the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and the National Latino Playwriting Award for 2003. Octavio is the recipient of the 2000-2001 National Theatre Artists Residency Grant from Theatre Communications Group and the Pew Charitable Trust, the United States Artists Fellowship for 2011, and the 2014 PEN Center USA Award for Drama. He is a Thornton Wilder Fellow for the MacDowell Colony, New Dramatists alum, and member of the Dramatists Guild. He is working on commissions for Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, SF Playhouse, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.