NELSON DIAZ-MARCANO (PLAYWRIGHT) is a Puerto Rican playwright based in New York City. Recently, his play Rabiosa was one of the winners at the distinguished Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival and will be published later in the year. Other awards include Outstanding Play at the Fresh Fruit festival for The Diplomats (now published by OWP) and Best Play at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2016 for his play Radical. Other recent credits include: “Into The River I Went” (Troy Foundry Theatre Company,) “Revolt” (World Premiere - Vision Latino Theatre Company,) “El Yunque in English” (Fresh Fruit Festival 2018,) “Paper Towels” (The Brick, EAT New Work Series,) “Promised Lands” (Stable Cable Lab Co’s,) and “Prison Song” (Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2013.) Nelson's main artistic mission is to raise awareness about the contrasting cultures that form the communities of this nation and in doing so, explore how they all fit together in the American experiment.