Photo of Marvin González De León, MFA in dramatic writing

Theatre alum Marvin González De León awarded Jerome Fellowship

By

Sarah A. McCarty

Marvin González De León, who received his MFA in dramatic writing from the School of FIlm, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was recently awarded a 2018-19 Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center. Jerome Fellowships are awarded annually to emerging playwrights and come with an $18,000 stipend and $2,000 in play development funds.

González De León is a Reno- and Phoenix-based playwright, and the school premiered his play “Haboob” in 2017. He has worked with Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre. Co., Reno Little Theater and Teatro Bravo. He was a national finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's 10-minute play category, as well as their National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award. He was a finalist for Latinx Theatre Commons’ Carnaval of New Latinx Work, and twice participated in Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival. Two of his short plays are published through Samuel French.

Fellows spend a year in residency in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, working with the Playwrights’ Center artistic staff.