Karen Zacarias

Mexican-American playwright

Karen Zacarias (born 1969) is a Latina playwright.

Karen Zacarías in 2013


  • …The Latino characters that are shown on TV or in movies seem to be pretty one-dimensional. They’re gang members or cleaning stuff in the background. Here’s a college education family that talks about art. That’s not something you see often but it’s real. It’s something that exists. People are like, “That’s so universal!” And I’m like, “Of course it is! What did you think?” It’s a human story. I believe there can be harmony. I believe we can be different and still have that. Hopefully my plays reflect this idea.
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