Augusto was recently named as a writing fellow with the 2015 Center Theater Group/The Humanitas Prize. Augusto’s co-written screenplay, Ratcatcher, placed in the TOP 50 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Ratcatcher begins film production in January 2016. Previously, Augusto was a playwriting fellow with the prestigious Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater in New York. In addition to the Public Theater’s Spotlight Series, his plays have also been presented at: The Lark Play Development Center, Terra Nova Collective’s Groundbreaking Series, Repertorio Espanol, Red Room, Queens Theater in The Park, and INTAR Theater. In Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Theater Center, Celebration Theatre, Audrey-Skirball Kenis Theater Projects, Playwrights Arena, The Blank Theater, Ricardo Montalban Theater, Imagined Life Theater, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum , John Anson Ford Theater and the Inkubator new play reading series at the Skylight Theater as well as a playwright residency at the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock, Ark. His plays have been finalists or semi-finalists for the Eugene O’Neill Conference (2011, 2015) Sundance Theater Lab, INTAR Playwright’s Lab, The Metlife National Latino Playwriting Award, Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2009, 2015), The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, Kitchen Dog New Play Festival and the Hormel New Play Festival at the Phoenix Theater. Augusto was named as a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Terrance McNally Award as well as being a finalist for the 2013 Clifford Odets Ensemble New Play Commission from the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute. Augusto was a member of 2014 Los Angeles Latino Theater Alliance’s Writers Circle. His play, Kissing Che was named in HowlRound’s, “101 Plays by The New Americans, or on Latinidad” and published in the Proscenium Journal. Recently, Augusto’s new play, The Book of Leonidas, was part of the 2015 Playwright’s Nest Festival at the Los Angeles Theater Center. The Book of Leonidas is published in the current volume of the Proscenium Theater Journal.
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RatCatcher Drama TOP 50 2015 ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP. As the old Bombay gives way to her new image as the rising and modernizing, Mumbai; a young, arrogant college graduate, desperate to support his suddenly ill mother, begrudgingly takes a government job killing rats. Within his group of co-workers, he strikes up an unlikely but deep friendship with a middle-aged man who shows him a life that can’t be learned from books.
Film by Diggi Singh screenwriter in film prep for a January start
TOP 50 Screenplay 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship
2015 writing fellow Center Theater Group/The Humanitas Prize, Los Angeles
2011 writing fellow The Public Theater, NYC