Marilo Nuñez is a Chilean Canadian playwright and director. She is the 2018 recipient of the Hamilton Arts Awards for Established Theatre Artist and has been shortlisted for the KM Hunter Artist Award in Theatre twice. She is the recipient of the prestigious Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction and the Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Scholarship in the Fine Arts among countless other grants and scholarships. She is currently a member of Natural Resources, Factory Theatre’s playwright’s unit for established writers. She is writing a play for Milagro Theatre in Portland Oregon which will premiere in January 2020. She has been a member of the Playwright’s Unit at Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Cahoots Theatre Company, Nightwood Theatre and Alameda Theatre Company. She was Playwright-in-Residence at Aluna Theatre in 2016 and was McMaster University’s first Playwright-in-Residence in 2018. She was founding Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company, a company dedicated to developing the new work of Latinx Canadian playwrights. She is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, has an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Guelph and is currently obtaining her Ph D. in Theatre & Performance Studies from York University where her research focus will be race and racism in Canadian theatre.
What you like to do when you aren’t being a grad student
When she’s not being a grad student she likes to write, run with her dog, do Bikram yoga and hang out with her husband and two daughters.