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Karen Zacarias

Karen Zacarías was recently hailed as one of the most produced playwrights in the US. Her award-winning plays include "The Copper Children," "Destiny of Desire," "Native Gardens," "The Book Club Play," "Legacy of Light," "Mariela in the Desert," "The Sins of Sor Juana," and the adaptations of "Just Like Us," "Into the Beautiful North," and "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent." She is the author of ten TYA musicals and the Marvel play "Squirrel Girl Goes to College," and the librettist of several Ballets. She is an inaugural resident playwright at Arena Stage, a core founder of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and the founder of the award-winning Young Playwrights Theater.  Karen lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.