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Omar Vélez Meléndez

Omar Vélez Meléndez

Omar Vélez Meléndez is a playwright born and raised in Puerto Rico. He was part of the Black Box Theatre Workshop from 2011-2014 where he was cast in regional productions of Spring AwakeningRent, and Footloose. In 2015, his play, Que ne pas, was a finalist at the UPR Humanities Literature Contest. His playwriting debut took place at the 2016 UPR Student Theatre Festival with The Natives Fight for Their Cave: Part 2. His work has also been developed at Teatro SEA, Pregones/PRTT, The Latinx Playwrights Circle and Fresh Ground Pepper. Plays include We Built Our Homes Near Kingdoms of Animals and Magic (Finalist The Lark's New Voices Fellowship, 2019 Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Prize), The Last Episode of El Super Mega Show and Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members. Playwriting MFA: Hunter College.


last update 10/7/2019

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