Oct 5, Nov 8, 2021 and Jan 2022

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain

2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain

Estreno Contemporary Spanish Plays 

AENY – Spanish Artists  in New York

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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?

Coming in 2022!

TBD

Directed by TBD

January 2022

Stay tuned for the next selection in the series! RSVP information will be released in 2022.