Gregg Barrios is an award-winning playwright, poet, and journalist. His plays include Rancho Pancho, I-DJ, and A Ship of Fools. He has received a CTG-Mark Taper Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Grant and an Artist Foundation Grant for his theater work. He is a 2013 USC Annenberg Getty Fellow, and serves on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. He was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2015.