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Noemi de la Puente

Noemi’s plays include Generic Hispanic (finalist MultiStages New Works contest 2012, produced at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) as part of the InSight Series 2008), Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty (winner – 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award, Official 2015 NYMF Next Link Project), The Revenge of Suicide Jack (in development at the Dramatic Question Theatre), and Lightning Strikes Twice (10 min. musical produced in English at the Huron Club, Soho Playhouse, and in Spanish at the Microteatro, Caracas Venezuela). Noemi was a member of the Professional Playwrights Unit at PRTT, 2004 – 2012. Her Solo show Fountain of Youth was developed and produced through the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival, the PRTT, and was a Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) production at Theatre 3 in 2013. She is founding member of  DQT, a collective of playwrights that develop multicultural works, and challenge the traditional race/gender barrier of professional playwriting as practiced in America today.

Noemi received her MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa (Patricia Roberts Harris Scholarship), MSE Princeton University, and BSE Caltech. Noemi is a member of the Dramatists Guild. “Pura vida” to her husband Ron!

The Making of an Immigration Musical
Essay

The Making of an Immigration Musical

18 March 2015

Noemi de la Puente outlines her process of writing a musical comedy and the decision to self produce.