José Cruz González
College of Arts and Letters
Department of Music, Theatre & Dance
Office Location: MUS 239
Phone: (323) 343-4128 Email:

José Cruz González's plays include American Mariachi, The Astronaut Farmworker, The Long Road Today, The San Patricios, Los Valientes, The Sun Serpent, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle, Invierno, Sunsets and Margaritas, The Heart’s Desire, The Blue House, Tomás and the Library Lady, Earth Songs, September Shoes.  

A collection of his plays, Nine Plays by José Cruz González Magical Realism & Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences was published by the University of Texas Press in 2009.

Mr. González has written for PAZ, the Emmy Award nominated television series produced by Discovery Kids for The Learning Channel.  Mr. González was a recipient of a 2004 TCG/Pew National Theatre Residency grant.  In 1997 he was awarded a NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, and in 1985 was a NEA Director Fellow. 

He teaches theatre at California State University at Los Angeles.  He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and TYA/USA.  He is Playwright-in-Residence with Childsplay (AZ).