Carlos Murillo is a Chicago based playwright, director and educator. He is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award for his work in theatre as well as a 2016 Mellon National Playwright Residency Program fellowship. His body of work has been widely produced throughout the United States and Europe. Most recently, his play I Come from Arizona premiered at The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. His trilogy, The Javier Plays, published by 53rd State Press in 2016, was called by American Theatre “an absolutely extraordinary achievement from a writer at the height of his powers. His plays include: Killing of a Gentleman Defender, Augusta and Noble, Your Name Will Follow You Home, A Thick Description of Harry Smith, Diagram of a Paper Airplane, Mayday Mayday Tuesday, dark play or stories for boys, Mimesophobia, A Human Interest Story, Offspring of the Cold War, Schadenfreude and others. They have been seen at Repertorio Español, P73, the NYC Summer Playwrights Festival, En Garde Arts, Soho Rep, New Dramatists and The Public Theatre New Work Now! Festival in NYC. In Chicago his work has been seen at The Goodman, Steppenwolf First Look, Collaboraction, Adventure Stage, Walkabout Theatre, Theatre 7 and Chicago Playworks. In LA his plays have been seen at Theatre @ Boston Court, Circle X and Son of Semele Ensemble. His plays have been commissioned by The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, South Coast Rep, the University of Iowa International Writers Program, and have been developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, New Dramatists, the Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval and others. His work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus and Theatre Forum. Awards include: the Met Life Nuestros Voces Award from Repertorio Español, the Frederick Lowe Award from New Dramatists, the Ofner Prize from The Goodman, the Otis Guernsey Award from the William Inge theatre Festival, a Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, The Kernodle New Play Award from University of Arkansas, two National Latino Playwriting Awards from Arizona Theatre Company and a Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights’ Center.Carlos is a full professor at The Theatre School of DePaul University where he heads the BFA Playwriting Program. A proud alumnus of New Dramatists, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the MacDowell Colony. Carlos lives on the South Side of Chicago with his wife, the director Lisa Portes, and their two children Eva and Carlitos.