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Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
Lorca in New York
By Resident Playwright Anne García-Romero
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Featuring Ramon Camín*, Kristin Ellis, Laura T. Fisher*, Aaron Kirby*, Doug MacKechnie*, Krystal Ortiz, Adam Poss*, Tommy Rivera-Vega*, Penelope Walker* & Dominique Watkins
In 1929, Federico García Lorca, acclaimed Spanish poet and playwright, travels to New York City to study English at Columbia University. He arrives heartbroken and artistically blocked but soon experiences the wonders of this American metropolis and begins to create innovative and experimental work. Based on historical events, this play explores how Lorca seeks personal and professional freedom during his trip to New York City.
Lorca in New York is a DCPA Theatre Company commission. This reading is the culmination of its 28-Hour Workshop at Chicago Dramatists.
Leah C. Gardiner, is an Obie award-winning director based in New York City. Ms. Gardiner holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama.
* Member of Actor's Equity
This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.
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