lily gonzales

lily gonzales

lily gonzales (they/them) is a writer from Texas, based in NYC. Their work has been supported by The John F. Kennedy Center, The Bushwick Starr, AlterTheater Ensemble, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire Theater, Colt Coeur, and Latinx Playwrights Circle, among others.

B.A UT Austin, Theater / English

Plays

  • (trans)formada
    Sam is queer, a little trans, and a child of Mexican immigrants living in the Texas Hill Country. They're trying to figure out how to express their gender -- to themselves and to the world. Just as Sam is building the courage to present their gender to their mother, they go to a high school party. Everyone is way too into each other and drinking way too much. Amidst the debauchery, a brave and strange set...
    Sam is queer, a little trans, and a child of Mexican immigrants living in the Texas Hill Country. They're trying to figure out how to express their gender -- to themselves and to the world. Just as Sam is building the courage to present their gender to their mother, they go to a high school party. Everyone is way too into each other and drinking way too much. Amidst the debauchery, a brave and strange set of rituals ensues.

    "(trans)formada" is a practice in healing. It is about redefining and coming back to family.
  • my eyes are up here honey
    Immaterial, a digital avatar company, is creating new realities for queer people and hungry to expand. When the company enters the lives of Billie, Yasmin, and Francis, each person is faced with the truth of what their physical bodies need.

    my eyes are up here honey is an exploration of boundaries, open relationships, and queer commodification.
  • I must belong somewhere
    A classroom presentation about memory, anger, and sometimes Joseph Gordon Levitt.
  • no me dejas
    After twenty years, Perla's, the last lesbian bar in San Antonio, is closing down. Three queers, across generations, try to figure out what's next for their city and themselves as the bar has its very last call.