Carlos Murillo

Carlos Murillo

Carlos Murillo is a playwright, director and educator of Colombian and Puerto Rican descent. He is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. His plays have been produced widely throughout the US and internationally. They include Killing of a Gentleman Defender (commissioned by The Goodman Theatre), Your Name Will Follow You Home (World Premiere, Repertorio Español), Augusta and Noble (World Premiere, Adventure Stage), A Thick Description of Harry Smith (P73, commissioned by Berkeley Rep), Mayday Mayday Tuesday (World Premiere, The Theatre School at DePaul University, commissioned by Playwrights Horizons), Diagram of a Paper Airplane (Sundance Theatre Lab, commissioned by The Goodman), dark play or stories for boys (World Premiere, Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville), Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & 32 (World Premiere, Theatre @ Boston Court), Mimesophobia (NYC Summer Play Festival, commissioned by South Coast Rep), A Human Interest Story (World Premiere, Walkabout Theatre Chicago), Offspring of the Cold War (World Premiere, Walkabout Theatre, Chicago, commissioned by The Public Theatre) and Schadenfreude (World Premiere, Circle X, LA). He is currently working on the book for Havana Music Hall, a musical being developed by the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. His trilogy, The Javier Plays, will be published by 53rd State Press in April 2016. His other work is published by Dramatists Play Service, Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Playscripts. Awards include the Frederick Loewe Award from New Dramatists, the MetLife Nuestros Voces Award from Repertorio Español, the Otis Guernsey Award from The William Inge Theatre Festival, two National Latino Playwriting Award from Arizona Theatre Company, and The Ofner Prize from The Goodman Theatre. Carlos is an Associate Professor at The Theatre School of DePaul University where he heads the playwriting program. He is an alumnus of New Dramatists. Carlos is married to Lisa Portes and they live on the south side of Chicago with their two children, Eva and Carlitos. 

Adventure Stage Chicago

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) creates and tells heroic stories about young people. ASC is one of several community-engaged programs of the Northwestern University Settlement House. Uniquely involving our West Town neighbors into the creation process, ASC’s original productions contain themes and ideas that are developed with input from community members. ASC also offers: the in-classroom arts residency program Neighborhood Bridges; Trailblazers, a youth mentoring program for ages 11-15; summer drama camps and drama instruction in Head Start. This is our 12th season.

  • How has this residency changed the theatre, and how has this residency changed the playwright? — March 2018