Mauricio Miranda

Mauricio Miranda

Mauricio Miranda is from Lima, Peru. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. in Playwriting at Indiana University; his produced plays include Occupants, American Asteroid, God Red, Bound and Broken, Exorcism, Marriage Play, The Watchman, among others. His plays have been produced and/or workshopped at the John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, National New Play Network, The Living Room Theatre, At First Sight...
Mauricio Miranda is from Lima, Peru. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. in Playwriting at Indiana University; his produced plays include Occupants, American Asteroid, God Red, Bound and Broken, Exorcism, Marriage Play, The Watchman, among others. His plays have been produced and/or workshopped at the John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, 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. As an actor, Mauricio has worked with professional theatre companies through out New York City, Kansas City, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, including AlphaNYC Productions, Kansas City Repertory, Indiana Repertory, New Frontiers International, Phoenix Theatre, Wisdom Tooth Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Bloomington Playwrights Project, and Jewish Theatre of Bloomington. Mauricio has also earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Freed-Hardeman University.

Plays

  • 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 out of the ordinary manipulation to keep power in his household, as he sees the outside world becoming more dangerously 'Foreign.' Foster...
    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 out of the ordinary 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.
  • God Red
    Mark has returned home to Nashville after a summer of coaching ball at a camp in the mountains. His girlfriend Katie, cooks him a peculiar meal, while he obliviously watches the Titan's first game of the season. She has summoned her brother Nick to their apartment to aid her, in what is to be a "surprise" confrontation. When Mark's summer secret is ousted, Katie's own shocking truth is...
    Mark has returned home to Nashville after a summer of coaching ball at a camp in the mountains. His girlfriend Katie, cooks him a peculiar meal, while he obliviously watches the Titan's first game of the season. She has summoned her brother Nick to their apartment to aid her, in what is to be 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.
  • 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, where she had to resort to extreme measures to protect herself from the nightly attacks. She was relocated to Manhattan, and now doesn't leave her home, EVER. Gabi has had to recur to small-time cons with her best pal Marquez, in order to survive, and pay...
    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, where she had to resort to extreme measures to protect herself from the nightly attacks. She was relocated to Manhattan, and now doesn't leave her home, EVER. Gabi has had to recur to small-time cons with her best pal Marquez, in order to survive, and pay bills. But the week Marquez proposes to step up their game with a larger fraud operation, she finds herself downtown in Zuccotti Park, getting involved with a movement called 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 afloat during a time of crisis; financially, physically, emotionally. How to force Fantasy into our lives, in order to Survive. How to help each other up, when we fall down.