(Bio as of October 2013)
Quiara Alegría Hudes most recently collaborated with the Goodman on The Happiest Song Plays Last in the 2012/2013 Season—part of her trilogy of plays that also includes Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (a 2007 Pulitzer finalist) and Water by the Spoonful (winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama). She wrote the book for Broadway's In the Heights (2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, 2009 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical), which has made stops at Centro Bellas Artes in Puerto Rico and Tokyo’s International Forum. Hudes’ honors include a United States Artists Fellowship, the Aetna New Voices Fellowship at Hartford Stage Company, a Joyce Foundation Award, a residency at New Dramatists and a resolution from the City of Philadelphia. Hudes sits on the Dramatists Guild Council and serves on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, which produced her first play in the tenth grade.