Ohio University

Cristina Luzárraga


School

Theater

Cristina Luzárraga

Instructor

Cristina Luzárraga is a playwright from New Jersey whose work tends to feature unruly women and an exploration of the grotesque and uncanny. Her plays include Critical DistanceMillennialvilleHavana Syndrome, and La Mujer Barbuda (2018 Screencraft Stage Play Winner and Princess Grace Award Finalist). An alum of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago and Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood collective, she is a 2019-2020 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis where she currently resides. Her full-lengths have been developed with Playmakers Repertory Company, Teatro LATEA, and IATI Theater; her short plays have been featured in the 2020 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and published in anthologies by Smith and Kraus. A member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, she is working on commissions for History Theatre and The Hearth. BA: Princeton; MFA: Ohio University.