José Cruz González

José Cruz González’s plays include If by Chance (South Coast Repertory commission), The Extraordinary ZLuna Captures the World (Denver Center Theatre commission), Under a Baseball Sky, American Mariachi, Sunsets & Margaritas, September Shoes. Mr. González was selected as one of the inaugural 2022 Kennedy Center’s Next 50, a new initiative celebrating cultural leadership with 50 trailblazing leaders and organizations. Mr. González was a 2016 PEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist.  He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Professor Emeritus at California State University Los Angeles.