Francisco Mendoza

2022 Princess Grace Award
Playwriting Fellowship
in partnership with New Dramatists

Additional Grants:
2023 Special Project

Francisco Mendoza was born in the wine region of Mendoza, Argentina, and ever since he was a kid he was passionate about storytelling, dreaming of traveling the world like his literary heroes – a dream that became real when he was twelve and his family relocated to Brazil. After graduating from Journalism school, he received a fellowship at the Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing MFA program and, moving countries a second time, Francisco is now pursuing a writing career in New York. His work spans plays, TV, screenplays, a full season of a podcast, several short stories, and a few magazine articles, as well as his first novel. He’s currently the Marketing Manager at The Playwrights Realm, and freelances as a consultant and educator for other non-profit theater companies. His play Machine Learning is receiving a world premiere at Central Square Theater next season, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Teatro Chelsea.

Photos by Christopher Reyes, and Rob Strong