Marcelino Quiñonez earned his B.A. and MFA in Theatre from Arizona State University. He has performed with multiple theatre companies in the valley and has written a number of plays based on historical and social issues. His play “El Che” was published as part of an anthology titled “Latina/o Heritage on Stage: Dramatizing Heroes and Legends” and was presented in Phoenix in August 2016. His other play “Dear Senator” premiered in 2018 and was a joint artistic collaboration with former Arizona Attorney General, Grant Woods. Marcelino has taught high school English and Drama at Espiritu NFL YET and Arizona School for the Arts, and as an adjunct theatre professor at Arizona State University and South Mountain Community College. Marcelino was elected to serve on the Roosevelt School District Governing Board from 2013-16.