Miriam Gonzales’ works include: The Smartest Girl in the World; Sunny and Licorice; Bertie, Maggie and the Magic Zero; Óyeme, the beautiful; The South Overlook Oaks (adaptation); and Girl Power! (Kennedy Center, NSO youth concert series). Her work has been produced at Childsplay (Tempe, Ariz.), Imagination Stage (Bethesda, Md.), Arts on the Horizon (Alexandria, Va.), Atlas Performing Arts Center (Washington, D.C.), Columbus Children’s Theatre (Columbus, Ohio) and Austin Playhouse (Austin, Texas). In addition to stage productions, her work has toured extensively into schools and communities throughout the D.C. area and Arizona. Her work has been developed and has received professional readings at the Write Now Festival, La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA New Works Series, Northwestern University’s PLAYground Festival, the AATE National Conference, Imagination Stage, Latinx Theatre Commons, Georgetown University’s CrossCurrents festival and the TCG National Conference. Gonzales is a former teaching artist with Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) in Washington, D.C., and served as YPT’s board chair. She currently serves on the board of the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. Gonzales is the co-developer of Imagination Stage’s ¡Óyeme! project, which is a theatre arts program for Central American refugee youth. Gonzales is the recipient of the Write Now Award, the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award, the AATE Distinguished Play Award and Imagination Stage’s Imagination Award. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her Ph.D. in education and M.A. in sociology from Stanford University. Gonzales hails from Corpus Christi, Texas, and currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two daughters.