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This list of plays directed by Maria Irene Fornés was compiled by Scott T. Cummings. All plays are written by Fornés unless otherwise indicated.

The Danube by María Irene Fornés, produced by The American Place Theater, directed by Fornés in 1984.
Eve (Kate Collins), Paul (Richard Sale), and Mr. Sandor (Sam Gray) engage in Hungarian language-instruction exercises.
Photo: Carol Halebian

This list of plays directed by Maria Irene Fornés was compiled by Scott T. Cummings. All plays are written by Fornés unless otherwise indicated. Please send corrections or comments to cumminsc@bc.edu.


The Successful Life Of 3


1965  Firehouse Theatre, Minneapolis, MN


A Vietnamese Wedding


1967  Washington Square Methodist Church, New York, NY


1967  Moore College, Philadelphia, PA


The Annunciation


1967  Judson Poets Theatre, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY


Dr. Kheal


1974  American Place Theatre, New York, NY


Molly’s Dream


1968  New Dramatists Committee, New York, NY


1973  New York Theater Strategy, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY


The Curse of the Langston House


1972  Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH


Aurora


1974  New York Theatre Strategy, Theatre of the Riverside Church, New York, NY


Cap-a-Pie


1975  INTAR, New York, NY


1975  outdoor festival in Lincoln Center Plaza & at Cloisters, New York, NY


Washing


1976  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


Fefu and Her Friends (Obie Award for Playwriting and Directing — 1977)


1977  New York Theatre Strategy, Relativity Media Lab, New York, NY


1978  American Place Theatre, New York, NY


1979  Padua Hills Festival, CA


1979  Pasadena Community Arts Center, Brookside Theatre, Pasadena, CA


1979  University of Wisconsin, Parkside, Parkside, WI


1986  At The Foot Of The Mountain, Minneapolis, MN


1987  At The Foot Of The Mountain, Minneapolis, MN


1989  New City Theatre, Seattle, WA


Lolita in the Garden


1977  INTAR, New York, NY


In Service


1978  Padua Hills Festival, Padua Hills, CA


Eyes on the Harem (Obie Award for Directing — 1979)


1979  INTAR, New York, NY


Evelyn Brown (A Diary)


1980  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


Life is Dream (translation and adaptation by Fornés from Pedro Calderón de la Barca)


1981  INTAR, New York, NY


A Visit


1981  Padua Hills Festival, Los Angeles, CA


1982  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


The Danube (Obie Award for Playwriting and Directing — 1984, with Mud and Sarita)


1982  Padua Hills Festival, Los Angeles, CA


1983  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


1984  American Place Theater, New York, NY


Exiles (by Ana María Simo)


1982 INTAR, New York NY


Mud (Obie Award for Playwriting and Directing — 1984, with The Danube and Sarita)


1983  Padua Hills Festival, Los Angeles, CA


1983  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


1985  Omaha Magic Theatre, Omaha, NB (toured to Boston)


1991  Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI


Sarita (Obie Award for Playwriting and Directing — 1984, with The Danube and Mud)


1984  INTAR, New York, NY


No Time (early version of The Conduct of Life)


1984  Padua Hills Festival, Los Angeles, CA


The Conduct of Life (Obie Award for Best New Play — 1985)


1985  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


Cold Air (translation/adaptation of play by Virgilio Piñera)


1986  INTAR, New York, NY


A Matter of Faith


1986  Theater for the New City, New York, NY


Lovers and Keepers


1985  workshop production, Woodstock, NY


1986  INTAR, New York, NY


1986  City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA


The Mothers (later changed to Charlie)


1986  Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, CA


Hedda Gabler (adaptation of Henrik Ibsen)


1987  Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI


Uncle Vanya (adaptation of Anton Chekhov by Fornés from translation by Marian Fell)


1987 Classic Stage Company, New York NY


Drowning (adaptation of Chekhov story for Acting Company’s Orchards)


1988  Padua Hills Playwrights Festival


1992  Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA


Oscar and Bertha


1987  Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (workshop)


1989  Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, CA (workshop production)


1992  Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA


Abingdon Square


1987  Women’s Project and Productions, Inc., American Place Theater, New York, NY


1988  Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY


1992  San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego, CA


Hunger


1988  En Garde Arts, New York, NY (site-specific play as part of “Three Pieces for a Warehouse”)


And What of the Night? (Charlie, Springtime, Lust, Hunger)


1988  Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (workshop, under the title Give Us This Day)


1989  Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI


1990  Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI


1997  Springtime (on a bill with Albee’s Counting The Ways directed by Joe Chaikin), Theater for the New City, New York, NY


Going to New England (by Ana María Simo)


1990  INTAR, New York NY


Dogs (by Leo Garcia)


1990  West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA


Shadow of a Man (by Cherrie Moraga)


1990  Eureka Theatre, San Francisco CA


Terra Incognita


1991  Storm King Center, Storm King, NY (workshop)


1992  Dionysia Festival, ITALY (workshop)


1994  Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, Burbank CA


1997  INTAR, New York, NY


Enter the Night


1993  Theater Zero, New City Theater and Art Center, Seattle, WA


1993  Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX


It Is/It Is Not (two one-act plays by Manuel Pereiras Garcia)


1994  Theatre for the New City, New York NY


Any Place But Here by Caridad Svich


1995  Theater for the New City


The Summer at Gossensass


1994  Iowa Playwright’s Workshop, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA (early version of the play under the title Ibsen and the Actress)


1995  Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, Padua Hills, CA


1997  Women’s Project and Productions, New York, NY (workshop)


1998  Women’s Project and Productions, New York, NY


Letters from Cuba


2000  Signature Theatre, New York, NY