David Valdes is a Cuban-American playwright interested in stories of personal identity, especially POC and LGBTQ experiences.
David Valdes is a Boston-area playwright. His play The Mermaid Hour received a Rolling World Premiere from the National New Play Network with productions coast to coast. Other productions include The Last Catastrophist, Full Code, Wandaleria, Raggedy And, Bully Dance, Widow of Abraham, Brave Navigator, and mutliple shorts. Recent work includes Up the Ladder, Down the Slide, featured in Orlando Play Fest and the National New Play Showcase, and Downtown Crossing, the result of two years of interviews with Boston immigrant communities. He teaches playwriting at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and English at Tufts University.