Carlos Murillo is a Chicago based playwright, director, and educator. He is the author of THE JAVIER PLAYS, a trilogy published by 53rd State Press that includes DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE, A THICK DESCRIPTION OF HARRY SMITH and YOUR NAME WILL FOLLOW YOU HOME. His play DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2007, and has been produced widely throughout the US and Europe. In New York his work has been seen at P73, Repertorio Español, The NYC Summer Play Festival, En Garde Arts, Soho Rep, and The Public. In Chicago, his work has been seen at Steppenwolf, the Goodman, Collaboraction, Adventure Stage, Theatre Seven, and Walkabout Theatre. He is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. Other awards include: the Frederick Loewe Award from New Dramatists, the Met Life/Nuestros Voces Award from Repertorio Español, the Otis Guernsey Award from the William Inge Theatre Festival, two National Latino Playwriting Award from Arizona Theatre Company, and a Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. An alumnus of New Dramatists, he currently heads the Playwriting Program at The Theatre School of DePaul University in Chicago. He lives in the south side of Chicago with his wife, Lisa Portes, and their two children, Eva Rose and Carlos Pablo.