DOLORES DÍAZ (pronouns: she/her) is a Chicago-based Latina playwright originally from the border city of Laredo, Texas. Most recently, she served as playwright-in-residence for Shattered Globe Theatre’s 2020 Protégé Program, as a guest artist at Texas Tech’s WildWind Performance Lab, and writer for Sones de México’s 25th Anniversary Showcase at Millennium Park. Her play The Curse of Giles Corey was a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and a semi-finalist for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the 2020 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Los Tequileros received a reading from 16th Street Theater in October 2019. Rehearsal premiered August 2019 as part of Bechdel Fest 7 with Broken Nose Theatre and the Steppenwolf LookOut Series and was performed again in October by NoMads Art Collective. Man of the People was produced by Three Cat Productions in October 2018. Also in October 2018, Chicago’s Nothing Without a Company premiered Appreciation Day; MOJOAA (Raleigh, N.C.) presented the play the same month. Chicago’s Performing Arts Studio presented her work, devised using Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies, as part of their Forum Theatre’s 2018-2019 season. From 2015 to 2017, Díaz served as Producer for Teatro Vivo’s annual Austin Latino New Play Festival. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA Program for the Stage and Screen and currently serves as a Dramatists Guild Ambassador in Chicago.