Marvin Gonzalez is a native Nevadan born and raised in Elko. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno in Linguistics and Spanish. In May of 2017, he graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing.
He has spent nearly fifteen years in the Reno/Tahoe area, on and off, where he has been involved with many theatre organizations as an actor and playwright, including Bruka, Good Luck, Macbeth, and Reno Little Theater. His plays have been produced widely in Reno and Phoenix, and have been produced across the country from Honolulu to New York City. Two of his plays have been published from Samuel French in New York City, and his plays have received numerous national awards from the Kennedy Center American Collegiate Theater Festival as well as Theater Masters national MFA play competition.
While in graduate school, Gonzalez worked at the ASU Foundation for A New American University as a writer in marketing and development. He was part of the team that rolled out the strategic communications for ASU’s Campaign ASU 2020, ASU’s first capital campaign in over 12 years.
In addition to his new role as Development Assistant at the Community Foundation, Gonzalez is currently on faculty in the School of Film, Dance & Theatre at Arizona State University and serves as the literary manager of Phoenix’s Teatro Bravo.