Marilo Nunez

Marilo Nuñez is a playwright/director. As founding Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company, one of Canada’s only theatre companies dedicated to developing the new work of Latino Canadian playwrights she developed/produced and/or directed The Refugee Hotel, Chile Con Carne, The Intruder among others. Alameda’s De Colores Festival of New Works was the first and only play development festival for Latino/a writers in Canada and developed over 30 playwrights including Carmen Aguirre, Rosa Laborde, and Amaranta Leyva. 

WRITING: El Retorno/I Return (Why Not Theatre Riser Project, Theatre Aquarius’ Playwright’s Unit, Tarragon Playwrights Unit 2013); La Reunion/The Meeting (Canadian translation of Chilean play by Trinidad Gonzalez); Sangre Redux (Alameda’s De Colores/ Cahoot’s Theatre Hot House Playwright’s Unit); Three Fingered Jack & the Legend of Joaquin Murieta (published byPlaywrights Canada Press, Fronteras Vivientes, the first anthology of Latino Canadian plays).

DIRECTING: El Retorno/I Return (Why Not Theatre Riser Project), Paradise Red (Cocodrilo Triste/Alameda), Soliciting Temptation (Ass’t Dir/Tarragon Theatre) Chile Con Carne (Alameda), The Intruder (Alameda), Hallaj (Ass’t Director/Modern Times).

She has been nominated for the KM Hunter Artist Award and was nominated for the Most Influential Hispanics in Canada (2010) and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Spirit Awards (2013). She was Playwright-in-Residence at Aluna Theatre in 2015-2016 and is currently GM of the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Marilo is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. UPCOMING: The Meeting will be presented at Theatre Aquarius’ Studio Series in 2017. She will be attending University of Guelph for her MFA in creative writing in September 2017.