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Desi Moreno-Penson

 
Birth Place:
United States
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DESI MORENO-PENSON is a playwright/actor based in New York. Her play, BEIGE, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Another play, COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O'Neill NPC. The same play received Honorable ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
DESI MORENO-PENSON is a playwright/actor based in New York. Her play, BEIGE, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Another play, COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O'Neill NPC. The same play received Honorable ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Desi Moreno-Penson Biography

DESI MORENO-PENSON is a playwright/actor based in New York. Her play, BEIGE, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Another play, COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O'Neill NPC. The same play received Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for 2015, is the winner of the 2013 MultiStages New Works Contest sponsored by MultiStages Theater Company and received a NYC production in April 2015. MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre/Literary Criticism from Brooklyn College, semifinalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, she has won two playwriting fellowships, as well as an acting fellowship, from the Bronx Council on the Arts. Selected plays: DEVIL LAND (HotINK Theatre Festival, NYU-Tisch, Urban Stages (professional workshop), world premiere @2007 SPF Summer Play Festival, directed by Jose Zayas, NY, Midwest premiere at Urban Theater Company, Chicago, IL),GHOST LIGHT (59E59 Theatre, NY), 3 TO A SESSION: A MONSTER'S TALE (Teatro Coribantes, San Juan, PR, selected as Best Play at 2005 Downtown Urban Theatre Festival @Cherry Lane, and part of the 2004 New Works Lab @INTAR, NY); LAZARUS DISPOSED (14th Annual Int’l Women’s Playwriting Festival @Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI), SPIRIT SEX & COMIDA DE PUTA (Both short plays presented as part of the 2009 & 2011 Going To The River/The River Crosses Rivers Festival @Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY). Two performance monologues, "A Latina Prepares," and "Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It," were presented as part of a solo show, DOS MUJERES, produced by terraNOVA Collective (NYC) for the 10th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival. An excerpt of "A Latina Prepares" was featured in the documentary film, “THE THEATER OF RICE AND BEANS” (Tribeca). Her plays DEVIL LAND, GHOST LIGHT, LAZARUS DISPOSED, and 3 TO A SESSION: A MONSTER'S TALE are all published through Broadway Play Publishing and SPIRIT SEX was selected as part of the short plays anthology "THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS OF 2010" published by Smith and Kraus. Desi is represented by Bret Adams, Ltd. (NYC).




Desi Moreno-Penson News

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort Photo The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its inaugural Julia de Burgos Cohort.

The Tank Presents SMARTPHONE LOVE Photo The Tank Presents SMARTPHONE LOVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2021

After a long year and a half of theater venues being closed, The Tank is returning to in-person shows, 'Smartphone Love' being one of them. The play is so relevant to 2021, being a love story that is occurring during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

DEAD WIVES DANCE THE MAMBO to be Presented as Part of the Chain Theatre One Act Festi Photo DEAD WIVES DANCE THE MAMBO to be Presented as Part of the Chain Theatre One Act Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021

DEAD WIVES DANCE THE MAMBO, a short play by Latina playwright, Desi Moreno-Penson, will be featured as part of the Chain Theatre One Act Festival that will run July 23rd -August 14th at the Chain Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, March 2- with a RENT Reunion and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, March 2- with a RENT Reunion and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 2, 2021

Today (March 2) in live streaming: a Rent reunion, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, February 16- with Patrick Page,  Robert Cuccioli and  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, February 16- with Patrick Page, Robert Cuccioli and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 16, 2021

Today (February 16) in live streaming: Laura Osnes sings with Seth Rudetsky, Josh Groban in concert, and more!

Planet Connections Winter Zoom Fest Presents, LIP SERVICE: Life, Art, And Tokenism Photo Planet Connections Winter Zoom Fest Presents, LIP SERVICE: Life, Art, And Tokenism
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2020

Planet Winter Zoom Fest presents, 'LIP SERVICE: Life, Art, and Tokenism.' A monologue and short plays that explore the bare minimum of inclusion.

Cast Announced For Jose Rivera's New Play LOVESONG (IMPERFECT) Photo Cast Announced For Jose Rivera's New Play LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2019

Sara Koviak, Francesco Andolfi, and James B Kennedy - all alumni of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity - will star in Jose Rivera's new play, Lovesong (Imperfect) running February 8 - 22 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, New York City. Previews are Sat, 2/8 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2/9 @ 5 p.m.; Mon, 2/10 @ 7:30 p.m.; Tues, 2/11 @ 7:30 p.m.; opening Sat, 2/15 @ 7:30 p.m.; and running Sun, 2/16 @ 5 p.m.; Mon, 2/17 @ 7:30 p.m.; Tues, 2/18 @ 7:30 p.m.; closing on Sat, 2/22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT) Photo Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y.

Planet Connections Announces Ten Dark Ditties Photo Planet Connections Announces Ten Dark Ditties
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

Planet Connections Announces Its Directors Repertory for 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City.

Jose Rivera Premieres Powerful Stage-Work Photo Jose Rivera Premieres Powerful Stage-Work
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work: Lovesong (Imperfect), running February 8 - 22 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, New York City