Marvin Gonzalez, a second-year Master of Fine Arts in dramatic writing student, has been selected to participate in the acclaimed Theatre Masters Take Ten 2016: National MFA Playwrights Festival and Aspiring Playwright Competition.
Gonzalez' 10-minute play, "Prostheses Bound," a story of a mans difficulty adjusting to cutting-edge myoelectric prosthetic arms, was chosen from among submissions from the top Master of Fine Arts playwriting programs in the country. Gonzalez will represent Arizona State University in the festival, which includes Master of Fine Arts students from the University of Iowa, Yale and Carnegie Mellon, among others.
The winning playwrights will participate in a workshop and reading presentation in Aspen, Colorado, Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. They will present before a professional panel and will have the chance to rewrite their work before Theatre Masters presents an Equity production of their plays to members of the New York City industry in late April 2016.
"This is the first time that ASU has been invited to participate in this competition, and we got in," says Gonzalez. "I'm just happy to have the opportunity to show that the next generation of American playwrights are springing up across the whole country, including right here in Arizona."