Fila-Rican playwright Ren Dara Santiago awarded the inaugural Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award from Rising Phoenix Rep.

From Playbill: Rising Phoenix Repertory has named Ren Dara Santiago the first recipient of The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award, presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent.

Lucy Thurber and Ren Dara Santiago
Lucy Thurber and Ren Dara Santiago Monique Carboni

“Kind, fearless, socially conscious, Ren’s writing is something that gives me faith in the future of American theater,” says playwright and long-term mentor Lucy Thurber.

The Godfather of Asian American Theatre

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