Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. His plays (including 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo’s, and Fucking Vigwan, among others) have been produced and developed at The Old Globe, Second Stage, Victory Gardens, InterAct, Mixed Blood, American Theatre Company, The Orchard Project, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Atlantic Theater Company, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Cutting Ball Theater, The Gallery Players, The Lark, the Summer Play Festival, The Donmar Warehouse and South Coast Repertory. Diaz was one of the creators ofBrink!, the apprentice anthology show at the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays. He is a playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista; a co-founder of The Unit Collective (Minneapolis); a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship, the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant and the Van Lier Fellowship (New Dramatists); and a member of the Ars Nova Play Group.
As an educator, conference presenter, and dramaturg, Kristoffer has worked with El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, the International Thespian Festival, Florida Thespians, Cleveland Play House, Theatre Communications Group, No Passport, Austin Scriptworks/Latino Playwright Initiative, Rising Circle Productions, Future Aesthetics Artist Dialogue, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Playwrights Center. He holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program.