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Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 7:30pm
Inaugural Edition of New Latinx Theater Commission & Festival
Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Latinx Playwrights Circle, and Pregones/PRTT are thrilled to bring you the inaugural edition of the Greater Good Commission and Festival, featuring works by Christin Eve Cato, Julissa Contreras, Candice D’Meza, Shenny De Los Angeles, and Rachel Lynett.
“Pregones/PRTT is delighted to partner in the launch of this exciting new platform for Latinx theater artists, and to extend a warm welcome to the powerhouse inaugural roster of Greater Good women playwrights. We look forward to their commissioned new plays, and to following their bright creative paths in years to come,” says Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director.
Founded by playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, the Greater Good Commission offers mini-grants to Latinx playwrights to write short plays, innovative in form, that reflect the times. The Commission’s mission is to help sustain Latinx playwrights and to support their contributions to American theater. The inaugural round in 2020 shines a light on Afro/Black Latinx-identifying writers, and the selection committee chose five women playwrights. The Festival will stream online, and the plays will later live in digital archives.
“I had very much hoped to introduce the Greater Good Theater Festival from the stage and before a live audience,” adds Jorge B. Merced, Associate Artistic Director. “But I also thought it would be just as powerful online — perhaps more so because there’s such a need to hear from Afro/Black Latinx artists right now. Hat tip to Guadalís del Carmen, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, and everyone at LPC for bringing this commission and festival opportunity into digital focus.”
You can learn more about the Greater Good on the Latinx Playwrights Circle website: Click Here
Las Mujeres de Hierro by shenny de los angeles
Three generations of Dominican women are forced to live together after the pandemic. Conjuring sacred soil of the last remaining tree, they face generational pain in order to source joy. Directed by Victoria Collado.
The Anarchists of Nueva Yol by Christin Eve Cato
During an internet civil war, Lucilla Lebrón stumbles upon a secret online group planning to take over NYC and discovers that she only has 48 hours to plan a defense! Directed by Omar Pérez.
Echo Me by Rachel Lynett
As time flows in and out of this memory play, Massiel experiences many different 2020s as she tries to reconcile moving back to New York and the world changing forever. Directed by Gineiris García.
Alien Abduction & DNA Resurrection/Sankofa by Candice D’Meza
An Afro-Latinx pregnant teen escapes from Earth into space and her great-great-great grandson returns to Earth to reconnect with a cousin 100 years later. Directed by Miranda González.
Entre Dos by Julissa Contreras
Exploring the dynamic between Samira, a “millennial” living in NYC, and her Dominican parents, Rosa and Victor, whose plans to retire in Dominican Republic are delayed due to COVID. Directed by Cristina Ángeles.