DOLORES DÍAZ is a Chicago-based Chicana playwright originally from the border city of Laredo, Texas. In fall of 2022, Stage Left Theatre produced Man of the People at Chicago Dramatists; it was recommended by the Chicago Tribune as a top event in November. In fall of 2021, the Goodman Theatre produced Zulema in partnership with Sones de México, the Chicago Park District, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), and the National Museum of Mexican Art—the show toured the Chicago Parks District with a finale in Millennium Park. Díaz is a resident at Chicago Dramatists and has developed and produced work with a diverse array of companies. She has taught students at Columbia College Chicago, Texas Tech University, Northwestern University, and various Chicago public schools. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA Program in Writing for the Screen and Stage and serves as a Dramatists Guild Representative for the Chicago Region.