Cristina Luzárraga
She, her, hers
McKnight Fellow in Playwriting, Affiliated Writer
Minneapolis, MN
Biography

Cristina Luzárraga is a Minneapolis-based playwright originally from New Jersey whose dark comedies tend to feature unruly women and an exploration of the grotesque and uncanny. She is a 2021-2022 McKnight Fellow and former Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center. Her plays include Critical DistanceMillennialville, Havana Syndrome, and La Mujer Barbuda (2019 Screencraft Stage Play Winner, produced at Blank Theatre in LA). She is an alum of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood collective, and Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group. Her full-lengths have been developed with Playmakers Repertory Company, Teatro LATEA, and IATI Theater; her short plays have been featured in the 2020 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and published in anthologies by Smith and Kraus. She is working on a commissioned musical about Betty Crocker for History Theatre in St. Paul. BA: Princeton; MFA: Ohio University