The third edition of this series returns to the stage with works by contemporary Spanish playwrights Luis Fernando de Julián, Lucía Carballal and Jordi Casanovas—all directed by U.S.-based directors.
White On White (Blanco sobre blanco)
by Luis Fernando de Julián
Directed by Reginald Douglas and translated by Iride Lamartina-Lens
Tue, Oct 5 at 6:30pm
White on White poignantly depicts the threatening ecological effects of global climate change on the Arctic’s majestic polar bears, and humankind’s stubborn ineffectiveness to relieve their impending doom.
Three alpha characters, two humans and a female polar bear, tentatively interact and clash as they stake their claim on a shared space that is slowly melting and vanishing. Three viewpoints color this blinding canopy of white but only one dark fate awaits them.
An American Life (Una Vida Americana)
by Lucía Carballal
Directed by Jason King Jones
This translation by William Gregory was originally commissioned by the London Spanish Theatre Company at the Cervantes Theatre, London.
Tue, Nov at 6:30pm
A Spanish mother and her two daughters camp on the outskirts of Minneapolis in a rented camper van. The Clarksons have come all the way to the U.S. to find Warren: the American with whom Paloma had fallen in love in Madrid in the ‘80s, and who is Linda and Robin Rose’s father. He promised them an American life, but left to return to his home country, leaving no trace but an Anglo-Saxon surname. While the Clarksons have become an emblem of queer modernity in their Madrid neighborhood, to what extent was their destiny still determined by this absent American?
By Jordi Casanovas
Directed by Allison Stockman and translated by Tim Gutteridge
Staged reading in English.
Tue, Mar 8 at 6:30pm
Jauria by Jordi Casanovas is a documentary fiction created entirely out of fragments of the statements of the accused and the victim in the “La Manada” (Wolfpack) trial in relation to the events of the night of 6 July 2016 at the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona.