Joann Farias was a 2004 recipient of the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights at the Miracle Theatre, where she wrote The Road to XibalbAï¿½, which was produced in 2006 thanks to a grant from the NEA. Her work has been read at Brava! For Women in the Arts in San Francisco, FringeACT Festival, A Contemporary Theatre/Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, and Richard Hugo House. Claudia Meets Fulano Colorado was workshopped at South Coast Repertory Theatre's Hispanic Project in 1997 and at Live Girls! Theater in 2005 and published in Latino Plays from South Coast Repertory: Hispanic Playwrights Project Anthology (2000). South Coast commissioned Tino Does Time, which won the Richard Hugo House New Play Competition in 2000 and was produced by Live Girls! Theater in 2003 and Miracle Theatre in 2004. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, was produced by South Coast Rep as part of California Scenarios. Las Tres Marias (co-authored with Marta Sanchez and Carmen Carrion) was produced by Mae West Fest and read at Bumbershoot and Miracle Theatre. Edward, CEO was read at FringeACT and is currently a musical (with composer Bernard Pack). The Seattle Opera Education Department commissioned and produced La Casa Verdi and Orpheus Sings of Love. Live Girls! Theatre produced the short plays Raula's Last Stand and El Corrido de Manny Cruz. Cornish College of the Arts commissioned and produced a translation of Moliere's George Dandin (with Chuck Hudson). Seattle's La Casa de Artes commissioned and produced El Corrido de Manny Cruz. Her radio work has been produced by Shoestring Radio Theatre, Jack Straw, New Waves Radio Theatre, and KUOW. Literary work has been published in The Amherst Review, The South Carolina Review, and Dialogue.