Nilo Cruz is a Cuban-American playwright and pedagogue. With his award of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, Anna in the Tropics, he became the first Latino so honored (Royale Theatre) The play also won the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New Play and has had over fifteen productions, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Off-Broadway works include Beauty of the Father (N.Y.C. Center Stage), Two Sisters and a Piano (Public Theater), and Dancing On Her Knees (LuEsther Hall). Regional works include Bolero (Arena Stage), Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Burstein Family Stage), A Bicycle Country and A Park in Our House (Plaza Del Mar), Havana (Pasadena Playhouse), In Your Arms (Old Globe Theatre), Lorca in a Green Dress (Lincoln Square Theatre), Solso Voice (Historic Asolo Theatre), and The Color of Desire (Eugene O'Neill Theater).