Eduardo Iván López
Eduardo Iván López was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and, since the age of nine, was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He did a four-year stint in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and later finished his education at Boston College and Tufts University. He taught writing and literature at Boston University before founding the American Stage Company of Cambridge. While serving as ASC’s artistic director, he also directed plays in the New York and Boston areas. His first play as a writer (which he also directed), SHADOWS OF TWO WOMEN, was presented at the Arena Stage at Tufts University and was later taped and televised. The play won Best Television Play in 1979. Off-Broadway plays are LADY WITH A VIEW, A MUSICAL, A SILENT THUNDER (Broadway Play Publishing and The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 1990 — a Smith and Kraus Book), and SPANISH EYES (Nuestro New York, an anthology, Mentor Books). Mr. Lopez’s screenplay, The Laureate (produced by the American Film Institute) won Best Screenplay at the Suffolk Film Festival in 1988, and his war documentaries appear regularly on the A&E Channel. Plays include NATURAL LIFE (the true-story of a 30 year-old woman on death row who rejects the appeal process and demands her execution), RIBBON CREEK (the court-martial of a Marine drill instructor who accidentally drowns six recruits during a swamp march), and THE LEGEND OF SAM’S POINT (hate, fear, and racial bigotry provoke an Indian massacre in 1768 New York). Screenplays: The Retirement, A Russian Season, Dark Image, True Blue, and Rites.