lily gonzales

lily gonzales

lily gonzales (they/them) is a playwright from San Antonio, based in NYC, who graduated from UT Austin with a Bachelor's in Theater & Dance / English. Their work has been developed or read at The John F. Kennedy Center, Teatro Vivo, Repertorio Español, Stages, San Diego REP, AlterTheater Ensemble, The Workshop Theater, and Latinx Playwrights Circle. Currently, they are a National Young Playwright in...
lily gonzales (they/them) is a playwright from San Antonio, based in NYC, who graduated from UT Austin with a Bachelor's in Theater & Dance / English. Their work has been developed or read at The John F. Kennedy Center, Teatro Vivo, Repertorio Español, Stages, San Diego REP, AlterTheater Ensemble, The Workshop Theater, and Latinx Playwrights Circle. Currently, they are a National Young Playwright in Residence with Echo Theater Company and Colt Coeur Resident Artist.

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
    Francis, Billie, and Yasmin look at screens all day for work. Francis is an online creator, Billie is a customer service rep for a start up, and Yasmin is a graduate student studying film. Immaterial, a new digital avatar company is making waves across the country and hungry to expand. When the company enters their lives and connects them to a new reality, each person is faced with the truth of what their...
    Francis, Billie, and Yasmin look at screens all day for work. Francis is an online creator, Billie is a customer service rep for a start up, and Yasmin is a graduate student studying film. Immaterial, a new digital avatar company is making waves across the country and hungry to expand. When the company enters their lives and connects them to a new reality, 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
  • 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.

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  • Dry Swallow
    3 Sep. 2020
    This play threw me through a whirlwind of sensations. The visual imagery is one that will stick with me, that will likely appear in my dreams when I least expect it. Baisch's exploration of worth and privilege in each of the worlds was exciting to read and the form this exploration is encapsulated in is wildly innovative.