Amy Toruno’s play, Temporary is the co-recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Latinx Playwriting Award.

MFA Acting Major, Amy Toruno’s play, Temporary is the co-recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Latinx Playwriting Award. The Award come with a cash prize and memberships to the Dramatist Guild and the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis.

“Temporary”, for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is based on Amy’s mother’s cross to America and her work for over TWO DECADES in this country.

“For all the Nicaraguan immigrants who have helped lift this country. Our voices have not been heard and they are done being ignored.
Thank you to the wonderful educators who never give up on me. My incredibly supportive family and friends who are my biggest fans. And my mother and grandmother, for allowing me to tell our story.
This is The American Dream
My mother’s story
My grandmother’s story
My story
And after all the years without “papers”
It WILL go down on paper.
Hoy se toma Flor De Caña!”
–Amy Toruño