Marvin González De León

Marvin González De León

Marvin González De León is a first-generation Mexican-American whose work has been produced and developed at Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre, Reno Little Theater, Teatro Bravo, Arizona State University, Teatro del Pueblo, Page 73 Productions, The Playwrights Realm, and the Playwrights’ Center. His fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis include: The Jerome Fellowship (2021-2022), the McKnight...
Marvin González De León is a first-generation Mexican-American whose work has been produced and developed at Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre, Reno Little Theater, Teatro Bravo, Arizona State University, Teatro del Pueblo, Page 73 Productions, The Playwrights Realm, and the Playwrights’ Center. His fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis include: The Jerome Fellowship (2021-2022), the McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting (2020-2021), the Core Writer Fellowship (2019-2024), and the Many Voices Fellowship (2018-2019). He is a member of the 2020/2021 Interstate 73 Writers Group at Page 73 Productions and is a 2020-2021 Virtual Realm Mentee with The Playwrights Realm. His plays include “Pan Genesis” (2019 Playwrights’ Center PlayLabs; Semi-Finalist Page 73 Fellowship), “Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera” (Finalist Page 73 Fellowship; Finalist Playwrights Realm Fellowship), and “Madre de Dios” (2020 Page 73 Virtual Residency). González De León received his MFA in Dramatic Writing in 2017 at Arizona State University. He teaches playwriting at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

Awards and Distinctions:
Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow - 2021-2022
Page 73 Residency - Madre de Dios
2021 Page 73 Fellowship - Finalist
2020 Playwrights Realm Fellowship - Finalist
2020-2021 Virtual Realm Mentee at the Playwrights Realm
2020/2021 Interstate 73 Writers Group Member
Playwrights' Center McKnight Fellow in Playwriting - 2020-2021
2019 PlayLabs New Work Festival, The Playwrights' Center - Pan Genesis
Playwrights' Center Core Writer - 2019-2024
Semi-finalist, 2019 Princes Grace Playwriting Fellowship, New Dramatists - Pan Genesis
Finalist, 2019 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series - Pan Genesis
Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellow - 2018-2019

Plays

  • Madre de Dios
    After years of absence, Moisés returns to his family home in the southern Nevada desert for his sister’s wake. His attempts to reconcile with his twin brother, Noé, are complicated by the presence of a Canopy that shades the desert from rising temperatures, an unexplained supernatural force, and his mother’s unwavering devotion to God, which may be driving her toward madness. Madre de Dios begins as a Mexican-...
    After years of absence, Moisés returns to his family home in the southern Nevada desert for his sister’s wake. His attempts to reconcile with his twin brother, Noé, are complicated by the presence of a Canopy that shades the desert from rising temperatures, an unexplained supernatural force, and his mother’s unwavering devotion to God, which may be driving her toward madness. Madre de Dios begins as a Mexican-American family drama that unexpectedly unravels into a genre-bending biblical myth about good vs. evil, redemption, and how to survive in a world that’s not only dying, but trying take you with it.
  • Pa' Fuera Pa' Fuera Pa' Fuera
    Ana has the perfect apartment. There’s only one problem: Her long-time boyfriend, Brean, who refuses to leave after she breaks up with him. The more Ana tries to get him to leave, the more he doubles down on staying, turning the apartment into his personal shrine and allowing his mother, Ingrid, to move in. Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera is a modern horror comedy that asks to what lengths a woman would go to...
    Ana has the perfect apartment. There’s only one problem: Her long-time boyfriend, Brean, who refuses to leave after she breaks up with him. The more Ana tries to get him to leave, the more he doubles down on staying, turning the apartment into his personal shrine and allowing his mother, Ingrid, to move in. Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera Pa’ Fuera is a modern horror comedy that asks to what lengths a woman would go to achieve their freedom from the ultimate monster: a gaslighting ex-boyfriend who just won’t go away.
  • Pan Genesis
    When a chimpanzee, Andrés, washes up on the bank of the Congo River, the last surviving bonobos plagued by a mysterious illness must make a hard choice. Do they invite this aggressive chimpanzee into their peaceful, female-dominated tribe to help them repopulate? Or do they protect themselves from him but face extinction? Pan Genesis is a sexy, dark comedy set in an apocalyptic jungle that explores, through our...
    When a chimpanzee, Andrés, washes up on the bank of the Congo River, the last surviving bonobos plagued by a mysterious illness must make a hard choice. Do they invite this aggressive chimpanzee into their peaceful, female-dominated tribe to help them repopulate? Or do they protect themselves from him but face extinction? Pan Genesis is a sexy, dark comedy set in an apocalyptic jungle that explores, through our closest animal relatives, the most fundamental human qualities: connection, bonding, safety, and survival when we’re threatened by darkness from within and from the outside world.