Ricardo A. Bracho

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Born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles, Bracho has had a twenty-year career as a playwright, educator, essayist, producer, and dramaturg. His plays, including THE SWEETEST HANGOVER, SISSY, A TO B, MEXICAN PSYCHOTIC, PUTO, and NI MADRE, have been produced in California and New York, and have been developed and read nationally.

Bracho has participated in the NEA/TCG Residency Program for Playwrights, Mabou Mines Resident Artists' Suite, UCSB Summer Theater Lab, and was Visiting Artist/Scholar at UCSB's Center for Chicano Studies. He has received grants, commissions, and awards form the Creative Work Fund, Brown University, Magic Theatre/Exploratorium Museum, UC Santa Barbara, and the Center Theater Group, among others. His poems, essays, and play excerpts have been published in IN YOUR FACE, BEHIND OUT BACKS/SUMT'N TA SAY, ENCYCLOPEDIA, CAST OUT, CORPUS ANDVIIRGINS, and in GUERRILLAS Y LOCAS.

He has also worked extensively in the fields of harm reduction, drug policy/research, HIV service and analysis, and Lati@, gay men of color, and lgbt youth of color organizing with Proyetco ContraSIDA Por Vida, LLEGO, the Harm Reduction Coalition, the H.I.P. H.O.P. Project (Health in Prison, Health Outta Prison) and Fierce!, among others. He has taught theatre and creative writing in university and community settings, and has also worked as an art director, producer, editorial and development consultant, and co-writer on independent film and video projects. As a producer, dramatrug, and curator, he has assisted in both the development and world premieres of work by Cherrie Moraga, Brian Cauman, Jonathan Ceniceroz, Donald Jolly, and the group shows BLACK WOMEN: STATE OF THE UNION and PnP: PARTY IN PLAYS.

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