Over the course of several months writer David Gonzalez collected stories from Spanish-speaking immigrants and migrant workers that illuminate the struggles they must overcome, as well as the dreams that sustain them. Hard Dinero, a play on the Spanish word jardinero which means gardener, presents an array of monologues, music, video, poetry, and sound design that evokes the experience of a vital, but often overlooked, part of our American community.
David Gonzalez, of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, is a local writer, poet, storyteller, musician, and arts advocate who has completed numerous community outreach projects with marginalized communities throughout the country. He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council of the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, and many others. David was awarded the New Jersey Governor’s Arts Award, a Drama Desk Nomination is a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and received his doctorate from New York University’s School of Education.