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9th Annual Mexico/ U.S. Playwright exchange, New York

9th Annual Mexico/ U.S.  Playwright exchange, New York 

In collaboration with FONCA (México's National Fund for Culture and Arts) 

4 mexican playwrights 
4 u.s. playwrights 
10 day dialogue 
4 free new plays in translation 
1 celebración

 

PUBLIC READINGS:

saturday, december 13th – 4pm

MARA O DE LA NOCHE SIN SUEÑO (MARA OR THE NIGHT WITHOUT DREAMS)

by Antonio Zúñiga Chaparro

translated by Tatiana Suarez-Pico

Brenda Paz, a young immigrant woman from El Salvador, becomes a high ranking member of two factions of the brutal Mara Salvatrucha gang in the U.S. She embarks on a life of crime and is caught in a love triangle that brings about betrayal and bloodshed. Based on a true story  

saturday, december 13th – 7pm

LA EXTINCIÓN DE LOS DINOSAURIOS (THE DINOSAURS’ EXTINCTION)

By Luis Ayhllón

translated by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

An old man is dying of cancer and is being forced to sell his house when he is approached by an old frenemy who proposes they rob a jewelry store. To aid them in this unlikely endeavor, the two old men recruit a young meathead who moonlights as a porn actor.  Sunday, december 14th – 4pm

SUEÑOS 22 (22 DREAMS…FAR FROM THE SEA)

by Aída Andrade Varas

translated by Virginia Grise

Matthew, incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, struggles to understand the difference between guilt and innocence. He dreams of the ocean and a woman named Ana. When stories do not belong to men but to fate, who can you trust? Sunday, december 14th – 7pm

OBRA NEGRA (A WORK OF ART IN BLACK)

by Flavio Gonzalez Mello

translated by Carmen Rivera

In the wake of an unknown natural disaster, a group of people are trapped within the bowels of an “intelligent building.” Was it an earthquake? A fire? A terrorist attack? … Or has the building developed a conscience and has decided to commit suicide?

All public readings will be @ the LARK BAREBONES STUDIO:

311 west 43rd street, 5th floor (btw 8th & 9th avenues)

Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R to Times Square Monday, December 15th – 7:30 – 9:00pm

¡celebración!

Come hear excerpts from these exciting new works, meet the writers, and help us celebrate this international exchange with food and drinks!

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

9:15 – 11:30pm

After Party @ Lark Play Development Center

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