Profile: Leonard Madrid

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Leonard Petronilo Madrid

contact information:

e-mail: leonardmadrid@gmail.com

Website:  www.leonardmadrid.org

Bio

Leonard Petronilo Madrid grew up in Portales, NM.  He received a BFA in theatre from Eastern New Mexico University, A BA in Design for Performance ( Scenic and Lighting) from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico.  He received the Kennedy Center ACTF Latinidad Playwriting Award for three plays Aurora, Tecolotito, and Perla.  Leonard has  worked as a designer, playwright, and actor in the Rocky Mountain region for over 20 years.  He is a proud member of the artistic core of Blackout Theatre of Albuquerque, NM.

Plays:

Aurora

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Death rolls her cart through the town of Mora.  Aurora, Adelino, and Solito are left with a choice.  Who will live and who will die?

Productions and readings:  Victory Gardens Ignitions Festival 2011, Eastern New Mexico University (2009), University of New Mexico (2008).

Perla de Luna

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Perla de Luna puts her life on hold for her father. In her dreams she meets a child that could be hers if she only let it happen.

Productions and Readings:  University of New Mexico (2007), Eastern New Mexico University (2008), The John F Kennedy Center (as part of KCACTF 2008)

Las Arañas

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Las Arañas are used to frighten children.  Be good, or they will take you in the night.  In one town, they’re not just a legend.

The Chops

3f2m

Production: Blackout Theatre (2008)

Orbiting

Three scientists have to learn to deal with what will happen if their planet of focus, Pluto, is no longer a planet.

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The Sleepless Sky

Insomnia draws four people together across time.

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El Campo Santo ( In progress)

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One-Act Plays

Ambrosita

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Ambrosita Lucero walks through the streets of Portales, NM to figure out the town legend about her and Love.

Readings and performances:  Westcliffe Community Theatre (2012),  Eastern New Mexico University (2011), Ka-Hootz Theatre (2009).

Volver Volver Volver

3f1m

Junie Holguine returns home only to find that he’s been dead for three years

Readings and Productions:  Teatro Nuevo Mexico (2009),  Ese Teatro  of Seattle (2011),  ATHE Playworks (2007), The John F Kennedy Center ( as part of the University Playwright’s Workshop 2007)

Mio

1f2m
Men, Onions, and Other Things That Make You Cry

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Tecolotito

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S/D

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Short Plays

Sorghum One Minute Play

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Performances and Readings:  Forge Theatre (2009)

One of Us, One Minute Play

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Performances and Readings: Chicago One Minute play Festival (2011)

Red Light,

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Performances :  Chicago One Minute Play Festival (2011)

Yours and Mine

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Performances: Chicago One Minute Play Festival (2011)

Ishtar’s Pride, Ten-Minute Play, Part of Immortal by Forge Theatre

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Performances and readings: Forge Theatre (2009)

After, Five-Minute Play,

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