Associate artist and Literary Committee member Ignacio Zulueta is a Playground Resident Playwright and Emerging Artist Award Winner. His plays and radio plays have been featured in Ashland, New York, Kalamazoo, the Bay Area and KUSF and KPFA. He is the lead writer for the multi-acre site-specific event Matthew Briar and The Age of Resurrection at San Jose's History Park.
Ignacio was born in Manila, studied in Providence, and writes in Oakland. He has a B.A. in English with Honors in Playwriting from Brown University. His plays have been performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York, Minneapolis, and Kalamazoo. He’s a 2011 AlterLAB writer at AlterTheater, a three year member of Playground-SF, and part of the NewWorks Incubator at Asian-American Theatre Company. Locally, Ignacio has participated in the Tournesol Residency at Z Space for the development of Red House, winner of the 2004 William Morris Society award, and received two CA$H grants for the development and premiere of 22 Minutes Remaining and White Monkey Travels – the latter being the 2011 Antares Ensemble New Play Festival winner. His one-act, JOSE RIZAL ON ANGEL ISLAND, was published by Carayan Press in July, followed by its premiere at Bindlestiff Studios, an epicenter for Filipino-American art in San Francisco.