Joey A. Chavez was born and reared in Santa Fe, NM. He holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from the University of Oklahoma. The author of over twenty plays, his works have been produced at the Alliance Theater, ART Station, HBO, the Public Theater, the Open Eye, Actors Ensemble Theater, the Mission Cultural Center, Clemson University, the University of Oklahoma, Santa Fe Theater Company, and numerous high schools. One of his plays was featured at the 2004 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He also works as a professional actor.