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About the Playwright

MARLINA GONZALEZ is a seasoned arts curator and media arts producer with over two decades of experience using art as a tool for social change.  She has conceived and produced numerous international film festivals, multidisciplinary art exhibits and performances for Walker Art Center, Intermedia Arts, The Minneapolis Foundation, and Asian CineVision, among others.  During the Republican National Convention in 2008, she was Program Director for The UnConvention, a series of participatory media, art and educational events which gained national press attention, including The New York Times.  She was Festival Director of New York’s prestigious Asian American International Film Festival, working actively to introduce Asian and Asian American cinema to American and European audiences. At the Walker Art Center, she pioneered Women In The Director’s Chair (later called Women With Vision), initiated a Pan Asian Film Showcase, presented prominent filmmakers including Yoko Ono, Tom Hanks, and Spike Lee. In 2009, The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) named Marlina Gonzalez as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.