Marco Ramirez award-winning American Playwright of The Royale

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Marco Ramirez is an award-winning American playwright. He has had plays produced at The Globe Theater, Center Theatre Group, The Bush Theater (London), The Kennedy Center, The Juilliard School, The Arsht Center, and Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays, where he's twice received the Heideman Award. As an Emmy-nominated television writer, he has written for numerous hit shows including FX's Sons of Anarchy, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, and the Netflix shows, Orange is the New Black and Daredevil, based on the Marvel Comic. He trained at both New York University and The Juilliard School.

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Producing a play like THE ROYALE involves an array of theater professionals – from designers, to the backstage crew, to the cast of actors. Some of this work is visible on-stage, while other work takes place entirely behind the scenes. Read about how some of the artists who worked on THE ROYALE approached this project. To learn about the artists themselves, click on their names to read their bios.

When the director Rachel Chavkin first read THE ROYALE she said, "I had an experience I rarely have: I didn't move during the entire time it took me to read it. I immediately wanted to direct it. There was the energy of the fights. And the ingenious way the play’s larger themes were revealed slowly over the course of these six scenes, or, as (the playwright) Marco calls them, ‘rounds.’”


Headshot: Rachel Chavkin, Director of The Royale

WATCH the cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of THE ROYALE
speak about their work on the play – and what it meant to them – at an event at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.