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Unformatted text preview: 2008-04-14 References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
1. Jose Rivera (Magical realism) Born in Puerto Rico, immigrated to NY as a young child. Currently in LA Mentored by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Plays incude: -The House of Ramon Iglesia -Marisol -Sueno -The Motorcycle Diaries (film – best adapted screenplay nominee) Invested in exploring Latino experiences and sensibility in his work -Often through magical realism -Countering the lack of representation of diversity 2. Production history World Premiere: South Coast Repertory, Jan 2000 -Hispanic Playwrights Project / Pacific Playwrights Festival 1999 NY Premiere: The Public Theatre, April 2001 -Obie Award for Playwriting Regional Premiere: Austin TX, Refraction Arts, October 2001 3. SCR & HPP South Coast Repertory Theatre (SCR) -Costa Mesa, CA -Tony Award for Regional Theatre, Theatre LA, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle -Strong commitment to New York; ongoing relationships with playwrights Hispanic Playwrights Project (HPP) -Started in 1986 at SCR -Developing new works -Over a thousand manuscripts, 50 received readings / workshops -More than 30 fully produced plays -Jose Rivera, Luis Alfaro, Nilo Cruz, Octavio Solis, Cherrie Moraga, etc. -Ended in 2004: Absorbed into: Pacific Playwrights Festival -Started June 1998 -1 – 2 full productions, workshops, readings -Most plays go on to full production at SCR or elsewhere Characters Parallels Cat / Gabriela Coyote / Benito Moon / Benito Coyote / Gabriela Themes Sexuality War / the Military Loneliness ...
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- Fall '08