Program Chair

Bernardo Cubría

DGF National Fellows Program Playwriting Chair

A Mexican-born playwright and screenwriter, Cubría’s The Play You Want  premiered at L.A.’s Road Theatre in 2022, garnering Cubría both a Stage Raw Award and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for Playwriting. It received its regional premiere at Milagro Theatre in Portland in 2023.  In 2019, Cubría was nominated for the Ovation, Stage Raw and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Playwright awards for his play The Giant Void In My Soul. Other playwriting awards include the Smith Prize for Political Theater. For film, he penned the feature screenplay Like It Used to Be and Guerrero which Gina Rodriguez is attached to direct and star in, and he was a 2023 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow for the screenplay Kill Yr Idols which he cowrote and that Carlos Lopez Estrada is attached to direct. He was also a writer on Season 3 of Acapulco on Apple +. 

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