christopher oscar peña

christopher oscar peña grew up in San Jose, California before moving to New York City to earn his BFA and MFA at NYU, and now splits his time between New York and LA. An in-demand TV-writer for such hit series as CW’s “Jane The Virgin,” HBO’s “Insecure” and ABC/Hulu’s “Promised Land,” for which he is Supervising Producer, peña works in media ranging from theatre to tv to opera.

A resident of New Dramatists and a former Fellow with The Lark, NYTW, the Playwrights Realm and the Old Vic/New Voices, peña was recently named Artistic Associate at Arizona Theatre Company and was listed on Backstage’s “Future Broadway Power List.”

His plays sit at the intersection of Latinx, LGBTQIA+ and American pop culture and interrogate the “American Dream” in ways that are current, fresh and illuminating. Profile Theatre is producing his play, “How to Make An American Son,” in June 2023.