Marvin González De León

Marvin González De León

Marvin González De León is a Chicano playwright and educator whose work has been produced and developed at Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre, Reno Little Theater, Teatro Bravo, Arizona State University, Pillsbury House + Theater, Teatro del Pueblo, Page73, and the Playwrights’ Center. He was a 2018-19 Jerome Many Voices Fellow and currently has a three-year fellowship as a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in...
Marvin González De León is a Chicano playwright and educator whose work has been produced and developed at Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre, Reno Little Theater, Teatro Bravo, Arizona State University, Pillsbury House + Theater, Teatro del Pueblo, Page73, and the Playwrights’ Center. He was a 2018-19 Jerome Many Voices Fellow and currently has a three-year fellowship as a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. He is a member of the 2020 Interstate73 Writers Group at Page73 in New York City. A section of his play Haboob appears in Scenes for Latinx Actors: Voices for the New American Theater, and his short plays, Prostheses Bound and Sink.Row.Nice!, are published through Samuel French. González De León teaches at Arizona State University and Augsburg University. He received his MFA in Dramatic writing from ASU in 2017.

Awards and Distinctions:
2019 PlayLabs New Work Festival, The Playwrights' Center - Pan Genesis
Semi-finalist, 2019 Princes Grace Playwriting Fellowship, New Dramatists - Pan Genesis
Finalist, 2019 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series - Pan Genesis

Plays

  • Pan Genesis
    Pan Genesis explores ideas of Darwinian Feminism by following a tribe of female-dominated, peaceful Bonobos who take in a chimpanzee from a male-dominated, aggressive tribe. Through this chimpanzee’s immersion into Bonobo society and eventual expulsion, the audience examines humanity’s own issues with gender-politics, female sexuality, sexual fluidity, violence, aggression, our capacity for cooperation, and our...
    Pan Genesis explores ideas of Darwinian Feminism by following a tribe of female-dominated, peaceful Bonobos who take in a chimpanzee from a male-dominated, aggressive tribe. Through this chimpanzee’s immersion into Bonobo society and eventual expulsion, the audience examines humanity’s own issues with gender-politics, female sexuality, sexual fluidity, violence, aggression, our capacity for cooperation, and our relationship with nature. A story of two different types of apes, both our closest biological relative, becomes a looking glass through which we examine our own capacity for self-interested destruction vs. our capacity for care and cooperation; and asks which will define humanity’s future.