Jose Cruz Gonzalez's plays include Sunsets and Margaritas, The Heart's Desire, The Blue House, Tomas and the Library Lady, The Cloud Gatherer, Earth Songs, and September Shoes. A collection of his plays, Nine Plays by Jose Cruz Gonzalez:Magical Realism & Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2008.Mr. Gonzalez has written for PAZ, the Emmy Award nominated television series produced by Discovery Kids for The Learning Channel. Mr. Gonzalez was a recipient of a 2004 TCG/Pew National Theatre Residency grant. In 1997 he was awarded a NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, and in 1985 was a NEA Director Fellow.He teaches theatre at California State University at Los Angeles. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and TYA/USA. He is an Associate Artist with Cornerstone Theater Company (California), and Playwright in Residence with Childsplay (Arizona).