CÁNDIDO TIRADO is the author of numerous plays including FISH MEN, which was co-produced by The Goodman Theatre and Teatro Vista, Nominated for 4 Jeffs and Steinberg award, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (TCG), New York Foundation of the Arts “NYFA” Fellowship . CELIA: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF CELIA CRUZ- co-written with Carmen Rivera - (New World Stages - NYC; Athenaeum/Chicago; Bellas Artes/Santurce, Puerto Rico); MOMMA’S BOYZ (Produced by Teatro Vista/Chicago, Spanish Repertory/New York, Ateneo/Puerto Rico, “NYFA” Fellowship, chosen Chicago Top Ten plays in 2011 by the Huffington Post); THE BARBER SHOP (Spanish Repertory); KING WITHOUT A CASTLE (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (P.R.T.T.)/Sundance Institute Theater Lab./”NYFA” Fellowship); FIRST CLASS, CHECKING OUT (P.R.T.T.) SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK (National Theater of Dominican Republic) SALSA NIGHTS (Latino Experimental Fantastic Theater) THE KID NEXT DOOR “NYFA” Fellowship)
Other Plays: TWO DIAMONDS, WHEN NATURE CALLS, ABUELO, THE MISSING COLORS OF THE RAINBOW, HEY THERE BLACK CAT, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, LA CANCION(commissioned Spanish Repertory) PALLADIUM and HOUSE OF SOULS both co-written.
He was also a staff writer for the hit web series East WillyB. Co-founder Educational Plays Productions with his wife Carmen Rivera, which tours the public schools with socially relevant plays for youth.
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A road trip can be a profound test of any relationship. It can save a marriage or destroy it. We have this example of a road trip in Europe. Playwrights Candido Tirado and Carmen Rivera told the story at the Nuyorican Cafe in New York City
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