Playwright Luis Alfaro has won a 2012 Joyce Award. The annual prizes, which carry a $50,000 cast grant, are given to commission artists of color to help them create new works with cultural institutions.
Working with Enrique Adyanthaya and Marlina Gonzalez, Alfaro will write a season of plays based on the ideas behind the fusion of Latino and Asian cultures, that will be created in collaboration with two Minneapolis/St. Paul theater companies, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea. The plays will range from love stories of interracial couples exploring tensions between their two communities to a children’s story adapted from a fable.
Alfaro’s plays include Electricidad, Downtown, No Holds Barrio, Body of Faith, Straight As A Line, Bitter Homes and Gardens, Ladybird, and Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Other 2012 Joyce Award winners include visual/multimedia artists William Pope.L and Rafael Lozano-Hammer, and choreographer Reggie Wilson.
Our love and congratulations to Luis! Bravo, Maestro!