Veronica Burt '16 directs students in staged readings from "Telling Tales" by Migdalia Cruz and "Icarus" by Edwin Sanchez.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7 PM - 8:30 PM in the Bentley Theater
Play readings will be followed by a Q & A with the playwrights. This El Caribe Global event is preceded on October 13 by a panel on Nuyorican and Latino/a theater with playwrights Migdalia Cruz and Edwin Sanchez and scholar Alberto Sandoval Sanchez. The panel on October 13 is from 4-5:30 PM in Haldeman 041.
MIGDALIA CRUZ is an award-winning playwright who has written more than forty plays, operas, screenplays, and musicals including: Fur, Miriam's Flowers, and Another Part of the House, produced in venues as diverse as National Theater of Greece/Athens, Old Red Lion/London, Houston Grand Opera, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, & Latino Chicago Theater Company where she was writer-in-residence from 1991 to 1998. Her collection of plays published by NoPassport Press, entitled "El Grito DelBronx." Migdalia was born and raised in the Bronx.
EDWIN SANCHEZ is a playwright, film & TV Script writer, novelist, playwriting teacher and mentor. His plays have been produced in New York and regionally throughout the United States, as well as Brazil, Russia and Switzerland. He has written for both film and television and his first novel, Diary of a Puerto Rican Demigod was published this year. He also teaches and mentors playwrights at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages in New York City.
El Caribe Global events are sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; the Baker-Berry Library; the Leslie Center for the Humanities; the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies Program; the VOICES Program in the Department of Theater; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; the Studio Art Department; the Master of Arts and Liberal Studies Program; the Dickey Center, and the African and African American Studies Program.