Celebrating María Irene Fornés

OCT 28, 2013 | 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


October 28, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM





With Morgan Jenness

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  Award 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.

Please join us for an evening of excerpted readings of Fornes' work, co-curated by Lou Moreno and INTAR Theater, as well as an excerpt from Michelle Memran's documentary in process The Rest  I Make Up, which explores Ms. Fornés' visionary teaching methods and creative process via a film collaboration begun a decade ago.