About the 2020 Playwrights

Noah Diaz

is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his play Rock Egg Spoon was part of the 2018 Langston Hughes Festival. The Guadalupes premiered during Yale Cabaret’s 50th anniversary season.

His work has been produced or developed at Two River Theater, The Kennedy Center, Howlround Latinx Theater Commons, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, and the Rose Theater, among others.

Noah has won three Kennedy Center Playwriting Awards. He has been a Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center National Play Conference Finalist, a Blue Ink Playwriting Award Finalist, and a Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award Finalist, and was named in the 50 Playwrights Project Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays of 2018.

He is currently under commission from La Jolla Playhouse, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan. Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, directed by Taylor Reynolds, will co-world premiere at Baltimore Center Stage and Off-Broadway at Playwrights Realm with support from The Sol Project this spring. The Juniors will be directed by Hutch Pimentel at First Floor Theatre in Chicago.

Noah holds a B.S. in Deaf Studies and American Sign Language from University of Nebraska-Omaha, and is a recipient of the Albert Zuckerman Scholarship.

Margaret E. Douglas

is a poet, playwright, and musician. She is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her play Shoot Her, Shooter was part of the 2018 Langston Hughes Festival.

She wrote and performed Truck and Truck II for Yale Cabaret’s Satellite Festival, and Near the Krummholz was produced during the Women’s Voices in Theatre Festival.

Originally from New Hampshire, Margaret holds a B.F.A. from Brooklyn College. She is a recipient of the Ottillie Grabanier Drama Award.

Audley Puglisi

is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his play blues for miss lucille was part of the 2018 Langston Hughes Festival and was a finalist for the Lorraine Hansberry Award. He was also the assistant director on Trouble in Mind during the 2018-19 Season. The Two Sisters was a part of SipFest at The Wild Project after being developed during the New Play Lab at the School of Drama. He served as a dramaturg on The Purple Flower (Yale Cabaret).

Audley has been a VONA/Voices Playwriting Fellow as well as a 2016 Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow. He has worked with St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre and was a resident at Blue Mountain Center. He received a B.A. in Africana studies from Oberlin College.