Jorge Gonzalez

  • Theatre (non-musical)
  • Carolina, PR

Playwright, director and screenwriter.
Jorge González earned a MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance of the Americas from Arizona State University. He works as a professor of Creative Writing and Performance Studies at the College of Communication and Information in the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

González wrote more than five hundred radio dramas for the Public Broadcast radio station in Puerto Rico. His work has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Havana, Buenos Aires, and San Juan. Among his writing credits are documentary Mas allá de las murallas: 500 años de historia de la ciudad de San Juan (2022), feature
film Maldeamores (2007), Estorbos Públicos (2020) El mediocre (2015), La estación eléctrica (2003), published by Casa de las Américas in Havana, Vieques (2000) winner of the national playwriting contest “Nuestras Voces” from Repertorio Español in New York City, and Los Coyotes (2005), winner of the Pen Puerto Rico International Playwriting contest.

González is also a musician, singer, composer, and founding member of a punk rock band for kids, Los Mocosos.