Javier Luis
Theater Arts

Javier Luis Hurtado (any pronouns)
Javier is a playwright, educator, director, and researcher whose work focuses on contemporary, queer Latinx performance, adaptation, religion, and kinship and community-based, ensemble-led theatre-making in the United States and Mexico. Javier earned an MFA in Writing for Performance from UC Riverside and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University. Javier’s work has been published by Theatre Research International, Journal of American Theatre and Drama, Ecumenica, and Lambda Literary. Javier is a proud former Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting, a GLUCK Foundation Theater Fellow, an alumnus of the NALAC Leadership Academy, the Maria Irene Fornés Playwriting Workshop, and the LAByrinth Theatre Company's Summer Intensive Ensemble. Javier is currently a member of Teatro Alebrijes, a queer Latinx theatre ensemble, a long-time member of El Teatro Campesino, and the founder of the newly formed Primeras Páginas Writers Workshop.