Marvin González De León

Marvin González De León

Marvin González De León is a Chicano playwright based in Minneapolis. His work as has been produced and developed at Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre. Co., Reno Little Theater, Teatro Bravo, Arizona State University, Pillsbury House + Theatre, or Teatro del Pueblo. He was a national finalist for KCACTF's 10-minute play category and their National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award. He...
Marvin González De León is a Chicano playwright based in Minneapolis. His work as has been produced and developed at Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre. Co., Reno Little Theater, Teatro Bravo, Arizona State University, Pillsbury House + Theatre, or Teatro del Pueblo. He was a national finalist for KCACTF's 10-minute play category and their National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award. He participated in Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival in 2016 and 2017. He was a 2018-2019 Jerome Many Voices Fellow and is a currently serving a three-year fellowship as a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. A selection from his play Haboob was published in Scenes for Latinx Actors: Voices of the New American Theater and two of his short plays, Prostheses Bound and Sink.Row.Nice!, are published through Samuel French. He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University 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.