María Irene Fornés

The Fornés Institute, an initiative of the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC), aims to preserve and to amplify María Irene Fornés’s legacy as a teacher, mentor and artist, through workshops, convenings and advocacy.

She’s the most original of us all. In the work of every American playwright at the end of the 20th century, there are only two stages: before she has read María Irene Fornés and after.” – Paula Vogel
 
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Explore the life and works of Cuban-born American playwright María Irene Fornés. "whose spare, poetic and emotionally forceful works were hallmarks of experimental theater for four decades." - NYTimes

Learn more about The Fornés Institute initiatives, our mission, the voluntary committee of artists and scholars from across the United States, and how you can join.

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