Ela Troyano is a Cuban-born writer and director based in New York City. Her films, theater and performances have been shown at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, INTAR Theater, the Arsenal in Berlin, and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo in Seville. Her films include the PBS documentary La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul, the half-hour short Carmelita Tropicana, which won the coveted Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and her feature film, Latin Boys Go To Hell. Troyano directed episodic action television for the drama series Reyes y Rey, produced by Stu Segall for Telemundo/Sony. Recent works include an expanded cinema performance with Uzi Parnes at the New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland and Post Plastica, a performance and installation with Carmelita Tropicana presented at El Museo del Barrio, commissioned by PS 122. Select awards include funding from Creative Capital, the Ford Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York State Council on the Arts, a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship and a screenwriting workshop at Sundance with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.