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Cándido Tirado

Cándido Tirado is the author of numerous plays including FISH MEN, which was co-produced by The Goodman Theatre and Teatro Vista, Nominated for 4 Jeffs and Steinberg award, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (TCG), New York Foundation of the Arts “NYFA” Fellowship . CELIA: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF CELIA CRUZ- co-written with Carmen Rivera - (New World Stages - NYC; Athenaeum/Chicago; Bellas Artes/Santurce, Puerto Rico); MOMMA’S BOYZ (Produced by Teatro Vista/Chicago, Spanish Repertory/New York, Ateneo/Puerto Rico, “NYFA” Fellowship, chosen Chicago Top Ten plays in 2011 by the Huffington Post); THE BARBER SHOP (Spanish Repertory); KING WITHOUT A CASTLE (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (P.R.T.T.)/Sundance Institute Theater Lab./”NYFA” Fellowship); FIRST CLASS, CHECKING OUT (P.R.T.T.) SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK (National Theater of Dominican Republic) SALSA NIGHTS (Latino Experimental Fantastic Theater) THE KID NEXT DOOR “NYFA” Fellowship)



Other Plays: TWO DIAMONDS, WHEN NATURE CALLS, ABUELO, THE MISSING COLORS OF THE RAINBOW, HEY THERE BLACK CAT, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, LA CANCION(commissioned Spanish Repertory) PALLADIUM and HOUSE OF SOULS both co-written.



He was also a staff writer for the hit web series East WillyB. Co-founder Educational Plays Productions with his wife Carmen Rivera, which tours the public schools with socially relevant plays for youth.

Awards

  • Steinberg/ATCA Best American New Play Award (nominated)

    FISH MEN 2012
  • Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (TCG)

    FISH MEN 2012
  • Hola Award Best Musical

    CELIA: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF CELIA CRUZ 2008
  • New Voices/ Spanish Repertory

    MOMMA’S BOYZ 2004
  • Playwriting fellowship New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

    MOMMA’S BOYZ 2005

    FISH MEN 2001

    THE KID NEXT DOOR 1994

    KING WITHOUT A CASTLE 1990
  • Sundance Playwrights Residency

    KING WITHOUT A CASTLE 1989
AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Cándido Tirado
Event poster for afrolatine superfriends with Candido Tirado.
Video

AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Cándido Tirado

An AfroLatine-Led Playwriting Series Featuring Writers/Theatremakers from Across the United States

Thursday 8 June 2023
United States

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