(Bio as of November 2007)
Eduardo Machado most recently collaborated with the Goodman on The Cook during the 2007/2008 Season. Eduardo Machado is the author of more than forty plays including Kissing Fidel, Havana is Waiting, A Burning Beach, The Floating Island Plays, Cuba and the Night, Once Removed, and Stevie Wants to Play the Blues. His plays have been produced at Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf Theatre, Hampstead Theatre in London, American Place Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre and Repertorio Español, among many others. Mr. Machado has served as an artistic associate at The Public Theatre, The Flea Theater, Bat Theater Company and The Cherry Lane Alternative, and he was playwright in residence at Mark Taper Forum. His plays have been published by the Theatre Communications Group and Samuel French. Mr. Machado is an alumnus of New Dramatists and a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Actors Studio. He is currently the artistic director of INTAR Theatre in NYC and will begin teaching at NYU in the fall. Tastes Like Cuba: An Exile’s Hunger for Home, a food memoir by Mr. Machado and Michael Domitrovich, was released by Gotham Press on October 18th. The Cook was commissioned by Angelina Fiordellisi, artistic director of NYC’s Cherry Lane Theatre and received its world premiere at INTAR Theatre.