Prince GomolvilasAssistant Professor (Teaching) of Writing
Phone: (213) 821-6385
Office: THH 355H
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Prince Gomolvilas's plays include Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love, The Theory of Everything, and the stage adaptation of the Scott Heim novel, Mysterious Skin, which have been produced around United States, as well as in Canada, Singapore, and the U.K. His work has premiered at East West Players, Impact Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre Center, and Singapore Repertory Theatre, among others. The Theory of Everything was published by Dramatic Publishing.
He received the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama; Julie Harris/Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwright Award; International Herald Tribune/SRT Playwriting Award; East West Players' Made in America Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for the Asian Pacific Islander Community; grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation; and a screenwriting fellowship from The Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, a program sponsored by Paramount Pictures.
He has toured around the country with musician Brandon Patton as part of the critically acclaimed, storytelling, song-singing, bingo-playing duo, Jukebox Stories, which has also been presented at the National Asian American Theatre Festival.
His plays for youth—developed with New Conservatory Theatre Center's YouthAware Educational Theatre in San Francisco and with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto—have been touring continuously to high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools throughout Northern and Central California since 2006. His work will begin touring around Pennsylvania and Texas starting in 2014.
He most recently developed a new play, The Brothers Paranormal, in the Center Theatre Group Writers' Workshop and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and he currently is developing a feature-length screenplay for award-winning filmmaker PJ Raval.