Isaac Gómez (they/them) is an award-winning Chicago and Los Angeles-based playwright and screenwriter originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. They identify as na’wi – the third gender marker of the Rarámuri, a Mexican indigenous community in northern Chihuahua, of which they are a direct descendent.
They are currently under commission with LCT3, Steppenwolf Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and IAMA Theatre Company. Their plays have been produced and/or developed by Audible Theater, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, the Alley Theatre and many others. They are the recipient of the 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award, the 2017 Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award at Primary Stages, and an inaugural 3Arts “Make A Wave” grantee.
Their television credits include the Netflix original series Narcos: Mexico, the Apple TV+ limited series The Last Thing He Told Me, starring Jennifer Garner, and the second season of the crime-drama Joe Picket for Paramount TV+. They enjoy good bowls of menudo on Sundays (con bolillos not tortillas, porfis) and can slay a game of millennial loteria. Isaac resides in Los Angeles, CA with their husband, cat (Tuxedo) and miniature schnauzer (Zuni).