- José Casas
José Casas is a playwright, director and actor from Baldwin Park, California. He has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of California (Santa Barbara), an M.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University (Los Angeles) and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/ Playwriting from Arizona State University. His plays include: A Bag of Oranges, The Assassination of Erik Estrada, all brown all chignon, the vine and la rosa still grows beyond the wall. Three of his short plays, hermanos, breaking news and timothy were finalists for Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival. His play, Freddie's Dead/ Mindprobe, won the Sherill C. Corwin/Metropolitan Theatre Award for Best One-Act Play. His play, 14, was a winner of the 2003-2004 ARIZONI Award for Best Production-Original Play; it was also published in the book, Ethnotheatre: An Anthology of Reality theatre (AltaMira Press). la ofrenda (the offering) was the winner of the 2004-2005 Bonderman Playwriting for Youth National Competition.