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José Rivera's plays have been translated into six languages. They include Marisol (Obie Award winner [off-Broadway's top prize] for Best Play), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (which also earned him an Obie Award), Cloud Tectonics, Each Day Dies with Sleep, The Promise, The House of Ramon Iglesia, Giants Have Us In Their Books, Sueno, The Street of the Sun, Sonnets for an Old Century, Brainpeople, and Adoration of the Old Woman.
He studied with Gabriel García Marquez at the Sundance Institute and was writer-in-residence at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on a Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Playwriting.
Mr. Rivera's television work includes the critically lauded NBC series Eerie, Indiana, which he co-created and produced. He has also written teleplays, among them an adaptation of his own The House of Ramon Iglesia (for PBS), as well as feature screenplays.
The native Puerto Rican serves on the boards of The Sundance Institute and the Independent Feature Project.