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Isaac Gomez

Isaac Gomez is a writer and dramaturg currently working as the Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago where he curates the Public Programs series, directs the new play development department, and heads the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. As playwright: La Ruta (Goodman Theatre’s Latina/o Theatre Celebration, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Latino Play Project; Austin Critics Table New Play Award 2013; Pivot Arts Incubator Series); The Displaced (ALTA Chicago – workshop, Definition Theater Company – workshop, American Theater Company and Chicago Dramatists - workshop); The Way She Spoke (World premiere: Greenhouse Theater Center); PerKup Elkhorn (Chicago Dramatists - Workshop). As dramaturg: The House that Will Not Stand, Cocked, The Who & The What, Samsara, Death and the Maiden, Rest, and many others (VGT, Chicago); Support Group for Men (Goodman Theatre); My Mañana Comes, Between You, Me, and the Lampshade (Teatro Vista, Chicago);The Hairy Ape, good friday (Oracle Productions); Badfic Love (Strange Bedfellows, Chicago); assistant dramaturgy on Luna Gale and The Solid Sand Below (Goodman Theatre). He is the Creative Director at the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists in Chicago where he runs and is a participant of El Semillero: ALTA Chicago’s Latino Playwrights Circle, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an Artistic Associate of Teatro Vista, a steering committee member of the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) and an artistic community member at The Hypocrites in Chicago.

In Our House
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In Our House

Breaking Open Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand through Public Programs and Community Partnerships

16 October 2016

Isaac Gomez, Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens, shares the engagement programs around their production of Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand.

A Snapshot of Latina/o Theatre in Chicago
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A Snapshot of Latina/o Theatre in Chicago

22 July 2015

Kristiana Colón, Henry Godinez, Isaac Gomez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Sandra Marquez, and Alexandra Meda reflect on the Latina/o theatre scene in Chicago.  

From the Stage to the Streets
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From the Stage to the Streets

Chicago Artists and Activists Respond to “We Must Breathe”

26 December 2014

Isaac Gomez reflects on Victory Gardens’ “We Must Breathe,” which included performance and activism in response to recent current events.