Nelson Diaz-Marcano

Nelson Diaz-Marcano

Nelson Diaz-Marcano​ is a Puerto Rican playwright based in New York City. His play Radical, based on the Chilean coup of 1973, won the Best Play award at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in 2016. Other production credits include: Sweating Bullets (MTC reading, Ophelia Theatre Company Workshop, Thespis Theatre Festival,) Prison Song (Downtown Arts Festival 2013, Midtown International Theatre Festival 2012,) The...
Nelson Diaz-Marcano​ is a Puerto Rican playwright based in New York City. His play Radical, based on the Chilean coup of 1973, won the Best Play award at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in 2016. Other production credits include: Sweating Bullets (MTC reading, Ophelia Theatre Company Workshop, Thespis Theatre Festival,) Prison Song (Downtown Arts Festival 2013, Midtown International Theatre Festival 2012,) The Cliff (The Source Festival 2013,) The Date (The Brick 2012,) Revolucion: A Love Story (The Secret Theatre 2010.) among others. Nelson has branched out into tv serials and short films with several in pre-production at the moment with Second Star NYC and other independent companies.

Plays

  • The Diplomats
    A few days before election night 2016, close friends Annie and Carlos are reunited in her small Astoria apartment during his first visit to New York since he moved to be with his husband in Florida. At first, it seems their relationship hasn't changed. That is until Carlos brings an unexpected guest; Annie's old best and estranged friend Gary. Throughout the course of the night they learn that while...
    A few days before election night 2016, close friends Annie and Carlos are reunited in her small Astoria apartment during his first visit to New York since he moved to be with his husband in Florida. At first, it seems their relationship hasn't changed. That is until Carlos brings an unexpected guest; Annie's old best and estranged friend Gary. Throughout the course of the night they learn that while they may not have changed much as people, society has. Now they have to confront each other in a whole new reality and their relationships may never be the same.
  • REVOLT!
    Once he was a young boy getting lost in the cane fields. Soon after he was a teenager wanting to protect his family. Then he became an adult fighting for his identity. Now, Don Quique has grown old and there’s only one path for him; revenge! This is the story of Puerto Rico as told by a woman trying to explain its history the only way it survived, by telling the history of its people.
  • Radical
    Winner of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2016 Best Play. It is September 11, 1973 in Santiago, Chile and the government has been brutally overtaken by the military. In the midst, three strangers battle it out in a basement while chaos and paranoia drown a dying promise. Radical shows what happens to people who are left with nothing but hope.
  • Prison Song
    PRISON SONG is a haunting play about the complicated relationship forged between two men, as one adapts to his new life in the fantastic circus known as prison, while the other attempts to forget his past. A reflection of America and its prison system, this battle of words is an adventure about realities shared and dreams deferred.