Desi Moreno-Penson is a playwright/actor based in New York. Her play COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. The same play received Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for 2015, is the winner of the 2013 MultiStages New Works Contest, and received its world premiere production @ the West End Theater (NYC) in April 2015 produced by MultiStages Theater Company, www.multistages.org. MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre/Literary Criticism from Brooklyn College, semifinalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, and she has won two playwriting fellowships, as well as an acting fellowship, from the Bronx Council on the Arts. Selected plays: DEVIL LAND (HotINK New Plays Readings Festival, NYU-Tisch, Urban Stages (professional workshop), world premiere @2007 SPF Summer Play Festival, directed by Jose Zayas, NY, Midwest premiere @Urban Theater Company, Chicago, IL), GHOST LIGHT (59E59 Theatre, NY), 3 TO A SESSION: A MONSTER’S TALE (Teatro Coribantes, San Juan, PR, selected as Best Play at 2005 Downtown Urban Theatre Festival @Cherry Lane, part of the 2004 New Works Lab @INTAR, NY); LAZARUS DISPOSED (14th Annual Int’l Women’s Playwriting Festival, directed by Beth Milles @Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI), SPIRIT SEX & COMIDA DE PUTA (Both short plays presented as part of the 2009 & 2011 Going To The River/The River Crosses Rivers Festival @Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY). Performance monologues include A LATINA PREPARES (excerpt featured in the documentary; “The Theater of Rice and Beans” (Tribeca), selected as Best Performance Short at 2004 Downtown Urban Theatre Festival @Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, NY), and DON’T KNOCK IT ’TIL YOU TRY IT (BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Barrow Group Theatre, NY). Both monologues were presented together in a solo show, “Dos Mujeres,” as part of the 10th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival produced by terraNOVA Collective, NY. Her plays DEVIL LAND, GHOST LIGHT, LAZARUS DISPOSED, 3 TO A SESSION: A MONSTER’S TALE are all published through Broadway Play Publishing and SPIRIT SEX: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE was selected as part of the short plays anthology THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS OF 2010 published by Smith and Kraus. Desi is represented by Bruce Ostler at Bret Adams, Ltd. (NYC).