13th ANNUAL PLAYWRITING PROGRAM
January 22-26, 2024 at Marfa High School
Marfa Live Arts’ Playwriting Workshop returns to Marfa High School with special guest, playwright Jasminne Mendez to help Marfa students write their own plays. The workshop, which marks Marfa Live Arts’ 13th year, will culminate in the popular yearly staged production of young Marfa playwrights’ works.
Jasminne Mendez, is a Dominican-American award winning author, poet, playwright, translator, director and actress. Mendez is the author of multiple books for children and adults. Her plays include the one-act Chronic Brevity which received a staged reading at The Globe Theatre’s New Playwrights Festival in Odessa, TX and her play in verse City Without Altar which was selected as part of Stages 2019 Sin Muros Latinx Theatre Festival, received a National New Playwrights Network Bridge Program grant in 2021 and had its world premier at Milagro Theatre, Portland, OR in 2022. She has performed in venues across Houston including Stages, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Talento Bilingue de Houston and others. She has also translated a libretto for the Houston Grand Opera. She is an MFA graduate of the creative writing program at the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and a University of Houston alumni. Based in Houston, she is co-founder of the Latinx literary arts organization Tintero Projects and co-host of Inkwell, a poetry and writing podcast series.