Artist Bios

Rogelio Martinez

Rogelio Martinez

(Bio as of March 2017)

Rogelio Martinez was selected as the first ever Mid-Career Fellow at the Lark last year. Recent work includes Wanamaker’s Pursuit (commissioned and produced by the Arden Theater Co.), When Tang Met Laika (Denver Center Theater Company), Fizz (Besch Solinger Productions at the Ohio Theatre and New Theater Miami), All Eyes and Ears (INTAR at Theater Row), Learning Curve (Smith and Krauss New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2005/Besch Solinger Productions at Theater Row), I Regret She’s Made of Sugar (Princess Grace Award), Arrivals and Departures (Summer Play Festival), Union City… (starring Rosie Perez, winner of the James Hammerstein Award) and Displaced (Marin Theater Co.). In addition, Mr. Martinez’s work has been developed and presented at The Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory and the Magic Theater, among others. Mr. Martinez is an alumnus of New Dramatists and his plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing. He has received commissions from the Atlantic Theater Company, the Arden Theater Company, Denver Center Theater and South Coast Repertory. Mr. Martinez has been profiled in a cover story in American Theater Magazine. He is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group at Primary Stages and the Playwrights Workshop at the Lark. He is writing a film about Yoani Sanchez, a Cuban blogger listed by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Along with writing, he teaches playwriting at Goddard College, Montclair University and Primary Stages. Mr. Martinez was born in Cuba and arrived in this country in 1980 during the Mariel boatlift.