Bernardo Solano

Bernardo Solano

Chair, Professor, Theatre and New Dance, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

About Me

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Mr. Solano is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, two Fulbright Awards, McKnight Fellowship, NEA and Rockefeller grants, as well as an AT&T OnStage and two Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest grants.

Mr. Solano is an associate artist of Cornerstone Theater, and has received three Fulbright Awards, the most recent to teach and direct in Bogota, Colombia.


  • NUEVO CALIFORNIA at San Diego Repertory Theatre (winner of San Diego Critics Circle’s Outstanding New Play of 2000) and Connecticut Repertory Theatre (2017)
  • THE UPPER ROOM (act two of CROSSINGS) at Cornerstone Theater—nominated for Los Angeles Ovation Award Best New Play of 2001-02 season
  • GROWING HOME at Cornerstone Theater/CSU Summer Arts
  • FACE TO FACE at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • WILDLIFE at the Powerhouse Theatre (L.A.)
  • ENTRIES at Disney Hall’s REDCAT Theatre with La Plaza de la Raza and at George Street Playhouse
  • I HATE at Naked Angels (NYC) and is part of USA Network’s Emmy-nominated special “It Just Takes One”.
  • LOS FAUSTINOS at Cornerstone Theate
  • EL GRECO, an opera (librettist), at INTAR Theatre in NYC and broadcast by NPR.
  • BUENAVISTA at Mixed Blood Theatre
  • JUNGLE TOONS at Cucaracha Theatre (NYC)
  • DOMINION at Borderlands Theater, AZ. and Mark Taper Forum’s New Work Festival
  • HOMIES & POPZ at L.A. Opera
  • BUS STOP JOURNALS at Cal Poly Pomona & University of Zimbabwe
  • MANZANITA: A VIOLENT AFFAIR at the Frida Kahlo Theatre (L.A.)
  • ZORRO at TheatreWorks (CO)
  • SPEAK SPANISH TO ME at Actors Theatre of Phoenix
  • LOST at Company of Angels (L.A.),
  • LANGSTON & NICOLAS at Stella Adler (L.A.) by Towne Street Theater.