Alicia Margarita Olivo

Alicia Margarita Olivo

Alicia Margarita Olivo is a Mexican American playwright from the Houston, TX area 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. Most recently, Count Yourself Among the Lucky received a virtual reading with Telatúlsa Theater Company. Alicia was part of the 2020 AlterLab First Acts cohort...
Alicia Margarita Olivo is a Mexican American playwright from the Houston, TX area 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. Most recently, Count Yourself Among the Lucky received a virtual reading with Telatúlsa Theater Company. Alicia was part of the 2020 AlterLab First Acts cohort with AlterTheater Ensemble in San Rafael, California.

Alicia’s plays have been developed with AlterTheater Ensemble and Wellesley College Theatre. They have also received readings with Telatúlsa Theater Company, The Inkwell Theater, and Wellesley Upstage Student Theatre. Alicia’s words have been featured in The Wellesley News, The Wellesley Review, Counterpoint Magazine, and Cavity Magazine. Recognitions include Theatre Viscera's "Artists to Watch" feature, The Paul R. Barstow Award for Theatrical Excellence, The Pamela Daniels Fellowship, The Claude Beauclair Fellowship, and The Isabelle Eastman Fisk Performance Prize for Acting. Alicia earned 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.
  • 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.
  • Lull (one-minute play)
    Two strangers at a crowded bus stop wait for the perfect moment to make their perfect meet-cute.