Marco Antonio Rodriguez

BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in New York City, with roots from the Dominican Republic, Marco Antonio holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. His acclaimed play, ASHES OF LIGHT (LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO), has received productions in theaters across the nation and internationally such as Off-Broadway's LATEA theater, Lehman Stages, Dominican Republic's Teatro Las Máscaras and Buenos Aires, Argentina's Teatro La Mueca. It is the recipient of 5 HOLA and 4 ACE awards, including Outstanding Achievement In Playwriting. ASHES OF LIGHT (LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO) has been published in a dual Spanish/English edition by NoPassport Press and is available on Amazon.com.

Marco Antonio is the recipient of a Banff International Writing Residency in Alberta, Canada and a CUNY Dominican Studies Fellowship. He was recently given an honorary award by the Dominican Ministry Of Culture and the New York Dominican Parade. His play, BARCELÓ ON THE ROCKS (BARCELÓ CON HIELO), was an O'Neill Theater Conference semi-finalist, won the national MetLife Nuestras Voces Playwriting competition as well as 4 HOLA awards which include outstanding achievement in playwriting. NoPassport Press has published BARCELÓ ON THE ROCKS in a dual English/Spanish edition available on Amazon.com.

Marco Antonio was recently commissioned to adapt Julia Alvarez’ best-selling novel, IN THE NAME OF SALOMÉ, into a stage play. It has won 4 HOLA and 5 Latin ACE awards including best play and best production and enjoyed a critically acclaimed, extended run at New York's Spanish Repertory Theater. His new play, BLOOM, is currently being developed at New York's IATI theater as part of the CIMIENTOS play development program. This will culminate in a public reading this upcoming June 2019.

 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

“Give people a fact or an idea and you enlighten their minds; tell them a story and you touch their souls."
~Hasidic Proverb

  

WEBSITE

www.marcoantoniorodriguez.com

 

CONTACT

marcosings1@gmail.com

 

LIST OF PLAYS

PICO DE GALLO

HEAVEN FORBID(S)!

ASHES OF LIGHT /LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO (Eng/Span. Ed.)  Amazon.com and MonologueBank.org

BARCELÓ ON THE ROCKS / BARCELÓ CON HIELO (Eng/Span. Ed.)  Amazon.com

IN THE NAME OF SALOMÉ (EN EL NOMBRE DE SALOMÉ) (Adaptation of Julia Alvarez' best-selling novel)

BLOOM

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes.  For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer directly at marcosings1@gmail.com

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A woman mourning the death of her only son finally reveals the true cause of the demise of her marriage.

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After the death of his father, a young man reluctantly returns home to confront a truth that has created distance between him and his mother.

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English edition of Marco Antonio Rodriguez' award-winning play (LA LUZ DE UN CIGARRILLO) about the struggles and aspirations of a Dominican family in New York City.

Marco Antonio Rodriguez

A young female poet living in the oppressive times of 1800's Dominican Republic confronts her father about wanting to reveal her politically charged poetry to the world.