Nov 21 / La Nacional, 239 W 14th St

Dec 13 / Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of NY, 129 Convent Ave

Dec 14 / The Forum at Columbia University, 125th St and Broadway

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The annual series returns with surprising, poignant, and boundary-pushing contemporary work by  Spanish playwrights Irma Correa, Juan Carlos Rubio, Pablo Remón—all directed and performed by NYC-based creatives.

Los Nocturnos

by Irma Correa

Performed in Spanish

Mon, Nov 21 at 7pm 

Directed by Leyma López

Featuring Zulema Clares and Fernando Gazzaniga 

Frederic Chopin and George Sand’s love story is full of contradictions, much like life itself. Shortly after they separate, Chopin enters the final stretch of his life. Aware of the end, Sand pays one last visit to Chopin. This is the starting point of Nocturnos: the words left unsaid, the hugs never given, the lost glances.  Nocturnos not only alludes to the sublime works from Chopin, but also to his life in common with Sand, spending endless night awake composing art that would become eternal. When we listen to Nocturne by Chopin, there is something that moves inside, a caress, a hopeful embrace. It is direct contact with the soul. Nocturne is not only music; it is poetry. And in this powerful two-hander, poetry is not only music, it is love.

Scarred by the Wind (Las heridas del viento)

by Juan Carlos Rubio

Performed in English

Tue, Dec 13 at 7pm

Directed by Tara Elliott

You think you know someone—especially a member of your own family. You think, but do you know? When his father dies, David is forced to take charge of his legacy. Among his belongings, he finds something unexpected: another man’s love letters. Baffled by the discovery, he decides to visit his father’s supposed lover and find out the truth. This work debunks stereotypes surrounding love through poetic dialogue that stirs the heart and mind.

El tratamiento 

By Pablo Remón

Performed in Spanish

Wed, Dec 14 at 6:30pm

El Tratamiento is a comedy about the world of cinema, and a reflection on the passage of the time and the desire to conjure it up through fiction. Frustrated writers. Drunk directors. Producers on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This is cinema in all its chaotic splendor. Five actors play twenty characters, passing through a multitude of spaces and times. An attempt to make a work of works—where the lived, the past, the narrated and the imagined are put on the same level. Memory and fiction are intertwined. Isn’t that how we remember the past, like a movie?

The Staged Reading Series 2022 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC.