Artist Bios

Isaac Gomez

Isaac Gomez

(Bio as of September 2016)

Isaac Gomez is a writer and dramaturg currently working as the literary manager at Victory Gardens Theater, where he curates the Public Programs series, directs the new play development department and heads the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. His dramaturgy credits include Cocked, The Who & The What, An Issue of Blood, The House that will not Stand (Victory Gardens Theater); My Mañana Comes and Between You, Me, and the Lampshade (Teatro Vista); The Hairy Ape and good friday (Oracle Productions); Badfic Love (Strange Bedfellows) and assistant dramaturg on Luna Gale and The Solid Sand Below (Goodman Theatre). As a playwright his work includes La Ruta (Goodman Theatre's Latina/o Theatre Celebration, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Latino Play Project and Pivot Arts Incubator Series; Austin Critics Table New Play Award 2013); The Displaced (ALTA Chicago and Definition Theater Company workshops) and The Way She Spoke: A docu-mythologia (Greenhouse Theater Center). He is the creative director at the Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists (ALTA) in Chicago, where he runs and is a participant of El Semillero: ALTA Chicago's Latino Playwrights Circle. Mr. Gomez is also an artistic associate of Teatro Vista, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, a steering committee member of the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) and an artistic community member at The Hypocrites.