Eduardo Machado

Headshot of playwright Eduardo Machado


Eduardo Machado was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was nine. Mr. Machado served as the head of playwriting at Columbia University and the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has also taught at The Mark Taper Forum in L.A, and The Public Theatre in NY. He is the former Artistic Director of INTAR Theatre in New York City. He is the author of over fifty plays, including, CELIA AND FIDEL, THE COOK, HAVANA IS WAITING, THE MODERN LADIES OF GUANABACOA, FABIOLA, IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE, BROKEN EGGS, ONCE REMOVED, A BURNING BEACH, AND STEVIE WANTS TO PLAY THE BLUES. His plays have been produced at The Arena Stage in D.C., Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf Theatre, American Place Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, INTAR Theatre, Theater for the New City, and Repertorio Español, among many others. His plays have also been produced in South America and Europe. Mr. Machado’s television credits include Executive Story Editor on Season 2 of the Starz drama Magic City, and Executive Story Editor on two seasons of the HBO television show HUNG. He has written pilots for AMC, “Identity” 2020, Starz, “Havana Red” 2018, and Amazon, “Tropicana” 2017. He wrote and directed the film EXILES IN NEW YORK, which played at the A.F.I Film Festival, South by SouthWest, The Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Latin American International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. His plays are published by Samuel French and TCG, TASTES LIKE CUBA: AN EXILE’S HUNGER FOR HOME, a food memoir by Eduardo Machado and Michael Domitrovich, is published by Gotham Press.