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Fefu and Her Friends

Directed by Naomi Livingstone

August 15-17, 2024 | Broad Street Players, Westfield, NJ

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Past Events



2020 Drama Desk Award Nomination for Fefu and Her Friends for Outstanding Revival of a Play. Awards ceremony online May 31, 2020. More information here.

Theater Online

Better/Maybe by Caridad Svich, A Fornés Institute/Play At Home Commission here.

January 2020

Screening: The Rest I Make Up @ REDCAT, Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA, followed by panel with Michelle Meman, Charles McNulty and Eduardo Machado, moderated by Marissa Chibas. January 13, 2020.*

February – March 2020

  • Mud/Drowning. Mabou Mines, New York, NY. February 21 - March 7, 2020. Directed by Joanne Akalaitis.

  • Promenade. New York University, New York, NY. February 27 - March 6, 2020. Directed by Melissa Crespo, Dramaturged by Gwendolyn Alker. *

  • Fefu and Her Friends. Brown University, Providence, RI. February 27 - March 8, 2020. Directed by Sarah D’Angelo. *

April 2020

  • Fefu and Her Friends. Catastrophic Theatre, Houston, TX. April 3 - 26, 2020. Directed by Jason Nodler. *

  • Fefu and Her Friends. Duke University, Durham, NC. April 2 - 11, 2020. Directed by Jeff Storer. *

  • Fefu and Her Friends. Thinking Cap Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. April 2 - 19, 2020.

  • Mud. Towson University, Baltimore, MD. April 15 - 16, 2020. Directed by Ben Hopkins. *

  • Conduct of Life. University of Redlands, Redlands, CA. April 4, Directed by Gabriel Rodriguez. *

  • The Danube. Barnard College, New York, NY. April 23 - 25, 2020. Directed by Margot Gage.

July 2020

Conducta de la vida, in Spanish with English supertitles or direct interpretation. BlackBox of Dade County Auditorium, Miami, FL. July 2020. Directed by Alberto Sarraín, with Arca Images.

* Part of the Celebrando Fornes/Celebrating Fornes Initiative. Click here for more details.

November 2020


Promenade. NY City Center, New York, NY. July 10 - 11, 2019. Directed by Laurie Woolery. See NY Times Critic’s Pick Review here.

Fefu and Her Friends. Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. August 3 - September 29, 2019. Directed by Denise Blasor. See LA Times Review here.

Fornés Fest. The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York, NY. September 26, 2019. The panel, moderated by Caridad Svich, focused on Fornés’ work through the scope of Method Acting, how her legacy informs the state of Latinx Theatre, and our upcoming NYU Advanced Professional Training production, What of the Night. Panelists include Gwendolyn Alker, Estrela Maria Straus, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, and Desi Moreno-Penson.The scenes that presented are from: SARITA dir. Elizabeth Ruf Maldonado (LSTFI Alumnus), FEFU AND HER FRIENDS dir. Lorca Peress (LSTFI Faculty, Artistic Director, MultiStages), LETTERS FROM CUBA dir. Rebecca Aparicio. (Director/Playwright, Associate Director, Encores! Evita), WHAT OF THE NIGHT, dir. Leah Reddy (director, NYU APT production).

The Fornés Festival. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. October 2 - 13, 2019. Staged readings of Fefu and Her Friends (directed by Stacy Stolz), Mud (directed by Carys Kresny), The Conduct of Life (directed by Anton Juan) and Summer in Gossensass (directed by Mary Beth Fisher). See South Bend Tribune Feature Article here.

Manual for a Desperate Crossing. Kent State University, Kent, OH. October 5, 2019.

Fefu and Her Friends. Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, NY. November 16 - December 12, 2019. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. See New York Magazine/Vulture review here. See American Theatre magazine article here.

The Summer in Gossensass and Molly’s Dream. CalArts, Valencia, CA. December 6 - 10, 2019. Directed by Zoe Aja Moore.

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