Friday, October 11, 2013

A celebration of María Irene Fornés



Monday, October 28, 6:30pm
The work of Cuban-American avant-garde playwright and director María Irene Fornés (born May 14, 1930) is closely associated with the establishment of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Her focus on the themes of poverty and feminism catapulted her onto the New York and international theatre scene. In 1965, she won her first of nine Distinguished Plays Obie Awards for Promenade and The Successful Life of 3. She was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize with her play And What of the Night? Other notable works include Fefu and Her Friends, Mud, Letters from Cuba and Sarita. Fornés became one of the most influential and beloved playwriting teachers and mentors in both Hispanic-American and experimental theatre. The evening is co-curated by Morgan Jenness, Lou Moreno, and INTAR Theater, and features an excerpt from Michelle Memran’s documentary in process The Rest I Make Up.
Admission: FREE and open to the public; first come, first served

The Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, Manhattan

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