Alicia Margarita Olivo

Alicia Margarita Olivo

Alicia Margarita Olivo is a Mexican American playwright from Houston, TX whose work focuses on the interactions between space, identity, and relationships. Alicia is currently part of the Company One Theater's C1 PlayLab Circuit Volt Lab as well as The Workshop Theater's Spring 2021 Workshop Intensive. Alicia was part of the 2020 AlterLab First Acts cohort with AlterTheater Ensemble in San Rafael,...
Alicia Margarita Olivo is a Mexican American playwright from Houston, TX whose work focuses on the interactions between space, identity, and relationships. Alicia is currently part of the Company One Theater's C1 PlayLab Circuit Volt Lab as well as The Workshop Theater's Spring 2021 Workshop Intensive. Alicia was part of the 2020 AlterLab First Acts cohort with AlterTheater Ensemble in San Rafael, California.

Alicia’s plays have been developed and received readings with Teatro Chelsea, Telatúlsa Theater Company, AlterTheater Ensemble, and The Inkwell Theater. Recognitions include The Paul R. Barstow Award for Theatrical Excellence, The Pamela Daniels Fellowship, The Claude Beauclair Fellowship, The Isabelle Eastman Fisk Performance Prize for Acting, Theatre Viscera's "Artists to Watch" feature, and being Semi-Finalist for the National Young Playwrights in Residence Program with the Echo Theater and Semi-Finalist for The Future of Playwriting Prize. Alicia holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies and Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies from Wellesley College.

Plays

  • Count Yourself Among the Lucky
    Belén and Andy, childhood friends-turned-lovers, find themselves stranded off of an abandoned South Texas highway on their way to Mexico. They're trapped in a liminal space, where only the two of them exist without the need for food, water, or sleep. Soon enough, the couple's buried resentments and secrets start to rise, culminating in one last celebration. Inspired by comic book aesthetics, Count...
    Belén and Andy, childhood friends-turned-lovers, find themselves stranded off of an abandoned South Texas highway on their way to Mexico. They're trapped in a liminal space, where only the two of them exist without the need for food, water, or sleep. Soon enough, the couple's buried resentments and secrets start to rise, culminating in one last celebration. Inspired by comic book aesthetics, Count Yourself Among the Lucky is a confrontation of violence, trauma, and, of course, love. Commissioned by AlterTheater Ensemble in San Rafael, CA. Part of Telatúlsa's #telatuesdays virtual readings series.
  • Flood
    As Hurricane Harvey’s landfall approaches Houston, Salomé Salas is stranded with their estranged Mexican immigrant family. Tensions are high as their parents, Humberto and Yolanda, grapple with their return, unaware that Salomé has been expelled from college after a violent mental breakdown. Magdalena, Salomé’s sister, tries to keep them from recklessly sabotaging their familial relationships. Jealousy and...
    As Hurricane Harvey’s landfall approaches Houston, Salomé Salas is stranded with their estranged Mexican immigrant family. Tensions are high as their parents, Humberto and Yolanda, grapple with their return, unaware that Salomé has been expelled from college after a violent mental breakdown. Magdalena, Salomé’s sister, tries to keep them from recklessly sabotaging their familial relationships. Jealousy and resentment permeate Humberto and Salomé’s interactions, while Yolanda falls deeper into despair and disgust. As Harvey rages on, Magdalena documents her family’s life, violence, and trauma in a series of audio recordings. Funded by The Pamela Daniels Fellowship and runner-up for Theatre Viscera's 2021 Podcast Season. Part of Teatro Chelsea's 2021 A-Típico: A New Latinx Play Festival.
  • aislamientos
    Join The Protagonist—a self-described loser—in a Dublin Airport bar as she struggles with the complexities of human intimacy and social isolation after losing a pair of headphones before a flight. Funded by The Claude Beauclair Fellowship.
  • congratulations (short play)
    Three friends grapple with the suicide of Laurel, a high school classmate.
  • subliminal
    Two strangers' dreams are intertwined after an ill-fated accident.
  • La Jaula de Oro
    A grizzly elderly Mexican woman crosses the border to see her ailing gay son, whom she had kicked out of her home decades earlier.