Sean San José

Playwright: Coriolanus

Sean San Jose Playwright

Sean San José is a writer, director, performer, and co-founder of Campo Santo, a new performance group for People of Color in San Francisco. Founded in 1996, Campo Santo is committed to developing new performance and to nurturing People of Color centered new audiences and has premiered over 100 new pieces. For 15 years, he was the Program Director of Performance under Deborah Cullinan, alongside Kevin B. Chen & Rebeka Rodriguez, for Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space. He co-created Alma Delfina Group-Teatro Contra el SIDA and “Pieces of the Quilt,” a collection of 50+ short plays on AIDS.

Writing commissions and productions include Play On Shakespeare with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ictus Productions, Kronos Quartet, Kularts, and others. In his multi-genre work, San José has developed and directed the first performance pieces and plays with Jimmy Baca, Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, Star Finch, Chinaka Hodge, Denis Johnson, Luís Saguar, Vendela Vida, and more and has enjoyed ongoing collaborations with creators Luis Alfaro, Jessica Hagedorn, Richard Montoya, Roger Guenveur Smith, and others.

San José is a proud part of Colman Domingo’s production company Edith Productions for film/television/theater. He is in his second year as the Artistic Director at the Magic Theatre, the first Person of Color to hold the position in the history of the theater, where they are now developing and producing new works with more resident companies of Color than anywhere in the Bay Area.