"...a veteran actor, has emerged as one of the most accomplished playwrights of the small theater scene."
--Don Shirley, City Beat
Carlos Lacámara began writing for the stage after visiting Cuba in April, 2000. Born in Havana, Carlos had not seen the island since he came to The United States as a child. The beauty and hardship he witnessed there inspired him to write, Becoming Cuban, which the Los Angeles Times called “A rare, insightful new play,” and the LA Weekly proclaimed the “Best Political Drama of 2002.”
Set in an advertising agency during Fidel Castroʼs revolution, Carlos Lacámaraʼs next play, Havana Bourgeois, was performed in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Miami. His play, Nowhere on the Border, won The MetLife and Hola awards. The Los Angeles Times described it as a work of “raw poignant power and insight." Nowhere on the Border played at Repertorio Espanol in Manhattan, Stageworks Hudson in New York and The Road Theatre in Los Angeles.
Portland’s Artist’s Repertory Theatre produced Carlos’ third Cuban play, Exiles, which focuses on the turbulent Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Artist’s Rep also presented Carlos’ first musical play, Cuba Libre, which showcases the music of the world-renowned Cuban band, Tiempo Libre.
Carlos has co-authored four one-hour television pilots: Adam and Eve, written for Amazon studios with his wife, television show-runner Carol Barbee, Eagle Pass, optioned by Braun Entertainment, Prophesy for Fox TV Studios and San Juan, optioned by CBS Studios.
Carlos has just finished his first novel, Eliza and the Alchemist.