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Playwright

Juan José
Alfonso

Juan Alfonso is late to the writing game. After 20 years as a media executive, he wrote his first play, An Educated Guess, based on his own experience as an immigrant to the United States. The play was developed at New York Theatre Workshop and Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and was a featured-finalist for the American Blues Theater Blue Ink Award. Juan completed his next two plays at the Geffen Playhouse’s The Writers’ Room program, including Middle of the World, which was part of the the inaugural BIPOC Play Festival at the Boise Contemporary Theater last summer. In his day job, Juan is a television producer. He has worked on over 25 shows, including the Emmy-winning American Crime from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Marvel’s Agent Carter; as well as documentaries like The Clemente Effect and L’Arbitre, winner of the United Nations prize at the New York Festivals in 2010. Most recently, he helped develop the upcoming Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn; as well as the horror-comedy Shining Vale, with Courtney Cox and Greg Kinnear. Juan began his career in advertising agencies in New York and San Francisco. On the weekends, he is an unpaid chauffeur for his very active children.