Mauricio Miranda

Mauricio Miranda

Mauricio Miranda is from Lima, Peru. He is a recent graduate of the M.F.A. in Playwriting at Indiana University; his produced plays include Occupants, American Asteroid, God Red, CrossROADS, Bound and Broken, Exorcism, Marriage Play, The Watchman, among others. Occupants received the Kennedy Center's LATINIDAD Playwriting Award 2017. This summer he will be a part of Gary Garrison's playwriting...
Mauricio Miranda is from Lima, Peru. He is a recent graduate of the M.F.A. in Playwriting at Indiana University; his produced plays include Occupants, American Asteroid, God Red, CrossROADS, Bound and Broken, Exorcism, Marriage Play, The Watchman, among others. Occupants received the Kennedy Center's LATINIDAD Playwriting Award 2017. This summer he will be a part of Gary Garrison's playwriting intensive workshop in DC. His plays have been produced and/or workshopped at the John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, the National New Play Network, The Living Room Theatre, At First Sight Festival of New Plays, South Eastern Theatre Conference, Indiana University, and Freed-Hardeman University. // He's a co-founder of Senna Theatre, and Selah Group Productions. As an EMC actor and theatre artist, Mauricio has worked with professional theatre companies through out New York City, Kansas City, and Indiana, including AlphaNYC Theater Company, Kansas City Repertory, Black Repertory Theatre, KC Melting Pot, Heart of America Shakespeare, Unicorn Theatre, Indiana Repertory, New Frontiers International, Phoenix Theatre, Wisdom Tooth Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, among others. Mauricio has earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance and an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Freed-Hardeman University.

Plays

  • Occupants
    Gabi is 17, lives in Hamilton Heights and wants to be a Kickboxing trainer. Her mother Alma, survived the Shining Path wars in Peru in the early 90s, was relocated to Manhattan and now her trauma doesn't allow her to leave home. Gabi has had to recur to small-time cons with her best pal Marquez in order to stay afloat and pay bills. But the week Marquez proposes a larger fraud operation, she finds herself...
    Gabi is 17, lives in Hamilton Heights and wants to be a Kickboxing trainer. Her mother Alma, survived the Shining Path wars in Peru in the early 90s, was relocated to Manhattan and now her trauma doesn't allow her to leave home. Gabi has had to recur to small-time cons with her best pal Marquez in order to stay afloat and pay bills. But the week Marquez proposes a larger fraud operation, she finds herself in Zuccotti Park getting involved with Occupy Wall Street, protesting the 1% and falling in love with Sienna, one of its leaders. This Mother-Daughter separation escalates into Alma's pain reaching a point of no-return, and Gabi being forced to face her identity as an immigrant and first generation Peruvian-American. This is a play about how to journey from Trauma to Reconciliation. How to keep ourselves above the surface during a time of crisis; financially, physically, emotionally. How to force fantasy into our lives in order to survive. And how to help each other up when we fall down.
  • American Asteroid
    Foster is a former race-car driver who has gotten mixed in with the wrong crowd, and now has a few days til he has to start serving some jail time. His sister Fiona has had to endure years of abuse at home by their wheel-chaired ex-cop father, Ira, who resorts to extreme methods of manipulation to keep power in his household, as he sees the outside world becoming more dangerously 'foreign.' Foster and...
    Foster is a former race-car driver who has gotten mixed in with the wrong crowd, and now has a few days til he has to start serving some jail time. His sister Fiona has had to endure years of abuse at home by their wheel-chaired ex-cop father, Ira, who resorts to extreme methods of manipulation to keep power in his household, as he sees the outside world becoming more dangerously 'foreign.' Foster and Fiona need to escape the psychological and physical web of mistreat they have been trapped in for years, and the arrival of small-time crook Christian Suarez into their home, who is looking for a "safe place" to continue his dog-fighting scams, gives the siblings an opportunity to devise a plan to set these two forces at odds.
  • CrossROADS
    Three women (Nixie, Jean, and J.C.) portray three well-known male figures -real, fictitious, and supernatural- being crucified for their 'sins' against their own contemporary societies. As only one royal pardon is given in this corrupted Limbo, these women have to navigate the ins and outs of accepting guilt (as men), or claiming their innocence to the heavens, even if it means death for all the rest.
  • God Red
    Mark returns home to Nashville from coaching ball at a summer camp. His girlfriend Katie cooks him a peculiar meal, while he obliviously watches the Titans' first game of the season. Her brother Nick has arrived to aid her in a "surprise" confrontation. When Mark's summer secret is ousted, Katie's own shocking truth is revealed, in this exploration of the South's delicate balance...
    Mark returns home to Nashville from coaching ball at a summer camp. His girlfriend Katie cooks him a peculiar meal, while he obliviously watches the Titans' first game of the season. Her brother Nick has arrived to aid her in a "surprise" confrontation. When Mark's summer secret is ousted, Katie's own shocking truth is revealed, in this exploration of the South's delicate balance between God, sports-infused masculinity, betrayal, and "self-righteous" violence.