Is the author of Un país de bicicleta (1999; tr. 2012). Anna in the Tropics (2003) was the first work of Hispanic theater to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and marked his Broadway debut. Other works include Lorca in a Green Dress, Night Train to Bolina, Dancing on Her Knees, A Park in Our House, Two Sisters and A Piano and Hortensia and The Museum of Dreams.
Cruz is one of the most productive Cuban-American writers; his work has been developed and performed at McCarter Theatre Center, NYSF/Public Theater, NY Theatre Workshop, New Theatre (Coral Gables), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, Alliance (Atlanta), Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Victory Gardens (Chicago), Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami), Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis, Lee Strasberg Theatre (L.A.) and Salt Lake Acting Co. He has held residencies at the McCarter, the Public and the New Theatre in Miami.
An alumnus of New Dramatists, Cruz has taught playwriting at Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. Awards: 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, 2003 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award, TCG Artist in Residence Grant, Alton Jones Award, AT&T Award, Barrie Stavis Award and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.