John Guerra

John Guerra

John Guerra is a Latinx writer and dramaturge based in Los Angeles, California. Companies he has worked with include: the Blank Theatre, Coin & Ghost Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble, the T. Schreiber Studio, and the Vagrancy Theatre Company. In December 2019, his newest work will be developed as part of A Noise Within Theatre Company’s Noise Now program. He is also a 2019...
John Guerra is a Latinx writer and dramaturge based in Los Angeles, California. Companies he has worked with include: the Blank Theatre, Coin & Ghost Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble, the T. Schreiber Studio, and the Vagrancy Theatre Company. In December 2019, his newest work will be developed as part of A Noise Within Theatre Company’s Noise Now program. He is also a 2019 Sundance Institute LA Theatre Intensive fellow, and a member of the Ghost Road Theatre Company.

Plays

  • Room by the Sea
    Every day, the boy in the wheelchair sits on a ledge and dreams of flight, while his architect father frets about their future. That is, until the king of their small island nation makes the architect an offer: he will make the architect’s son comfortable and wealthy for the rest of his days. And in return, all the architect must do is complete one last job. The project? To create a structure that is bigger on...
    Every day, the boy in the wheelchair sits on a ledge and dreams of flight, while his architect father frets about their future. That is, until the king of their small island nation makes the architect an offer: he will make the architect’s son comfortable and wealthy for the rest of his days. And in return, all the architect must do is complete one last job. The project? To create a structure that is bigger on the inside than out--a place so vast and complex that a person could wander its halls for a lifetime and never go the same way twice. But what could this impossible structure be for? And what will it mean if the architect is successful?

    "Room by the Sea" is a story you know. It’s a story of parents, children, class, and coming-of-age. But it is also the story of something else. Something monstrous.

  • The Last, Best Small Town
    THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN tells the story of two neighboring families --one Latinx and one white--who live in the small southern California town of Fillmore. As the first decade of the 21st century unfolds, the children of these families come of age, fall in love, and suffer loss, as they continually hunt for their place in a world that can no longer promise them a better life than their parents.
  • Real Bohemiens
    Harry and Logan have not seen each other since they were teenagers. Now years later, a chance encounter on the street has spurred Harry--a reporter for the "LA Times"--to write a story about the friend he grew up with who now lives out of a tent behind a strip mall.