Karen Zacarías

Karen Zacarías was recently hailed by American Theatre magazine as one of the most produced playwrights in the US. Her Geva productions proudly include Native Gardens and The Book Club Play. Other plays: The Copper Children, Destiny of Desire, Legacy of Light, Mariela in the Desert, The Sins of Sor Juana, and adaptations of Just Like Us, The Age of Innocence, Into the Beautiful North,  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and a bilingual Romeo y Juliet. She’s the author of ten renowned TYA musicals and the librettist of several Ballets. She is a core founder of the Latinx Theatre Commons, a national organization of artists seeking to update the American narrative, and she is the founder of the award-winning Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT). Voted a 2019 Washingtonian of the Year for her arts advocacy; Awarded  2019 Sine Fellowship at the American University School of Public Policy; 2019 Lee-Reynolds-Award for “social, cultural, or political change with theatre” League of Professional Theater Women; 2019 Children’s Theater Foundation Medallion; 2019 speaker at TEDX Broadway; 2021 United Artists Fellowship. Karen lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She’s published by Concord Theatricals, Dramatic Publishing and has a collection of plays with Oberon Books. karenzacarias.com