Nelson Diaz-Marcano is a Puerto Rican playwright based in New York City. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Cinema and Cultural Studies, and study playwriting under the late Professor Jonathan Levy’s mentorship. His play Radical, based on the Chilean coup of 1973, won the Best Play award at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in 2016. His plays have been selected for such prestigious events as the Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Fresh Fruit Festival, The Source Festival and more. He’s had readings at MTC and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Recent production credits include: Mami's House (Step1 Theatre Project,) Rabiosa (Pa, Puerto Rico by The Dirty Blondes) The Diplomats (Fresh Fruit Festival 2017, DUAF 2018), Promised Lands (Stable Cable Lab Co’s Livewire), Sweating Bullets (MTC reading, Ophelia Theatre Company Workshop, Thespis Theatre Festival,) and Prison Song (Downtown Arts Festival 2013, Midtown International Theatre Festival 2012,) He's been recently interviewed by the Mantle Thoughts magazine and the 50 Playwrights Project among others. Nelson's mission is to create work where different cultures are represented, and to raise awareness of their history.