Artist Bio

Carlos Murillo

(Bio as of October 2014)

Carlos Murillo is a Chicago-based playwright, director and educator. His plays have been produced widely throughout the US and Europe. His most recent play Your Name Will Follow You Home, originally commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will have its Spanish language premiere at Repertorio Espanol in New York City later this fall. Other plays include A Thick Description of Harry Smith (P73); Diagram of a Paper Airplane (commissioned by Goodman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab); Augusta and Noble (Adventure Stage Chicago); Dark Play or Stories for Boys (Humana Festival, Theatre der Stadt Aalen, Germany and Vigszinhaz, Budapest, Hungary); Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & 32 (Theatre @ Boston Court); Mimesophobia (NYC Summer Play Festival and Theatre Seven), A Human Interest Story (or the Gory Details and All) (Theater der Stadt Aalen, Walkabout Theater Company, Hangar Theatre and Son of Semele Ensemble); Offspring of the Cold War (Walkabout Theatre Company and Sundance); Schadenfreude (Circle X and Sundance); Never Whistle While You’re Pissing (Group Theatre and South Coast Repertory’s Hispanic Playwright Project) and Near Death Experiences with Leni Riefenstahl (Red Eye). His work has been commissioned by Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Public Theater and the University of Iowa International Writers Program. His work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Smith & Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best New Plays of 2007, Heinemann and Theatre Forum. The Javier Plays, a trilogy of works, is forthcoming from 53rd State Press. Awards include MetLife Nuestros Voces Award from Repertorio Espanol, the Frederick Loewe Award from New Dramatists, two National Latino Playwriting Awards from Arizona Theatre Company and the Otis Guernsey Award from the William Inge Festival. Mr. Murillo is an alumnus of New Dramatists and a former resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. He heads the playwriting program at the Theatre School of DePaul University. He lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa Portes and their two children Eva and Carlitos.