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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, NYC, February 21 to March 7, 2020, directed by Joanne Akalaitis.

Promenade @ NYU, February 27 to March 6, 2020, NYC, directed by Melissa Crespo, dramaturged by Gwendolyn Alker. Tickets available here. Discussion with the director, cast and select designers after the March 1st performance, and a panel, “Dramaturgy in Depth,” with Caridad Svich, Morgan Jenness, Marc Robinson and Gwendolyn Alker after the March 7th matinee. All are invited!*

Fefu and Her Friends @ Brown University, February 27 to March 8, 2020, directed by Sarah D’Angelo. *

April 2020

Fefu and Her Friends, @ Catastrophe Theatre, Houston, TX, April 3 to 26 2020, directed by Jason Nodler. *

Fefu and Her Friends @ Duke University, Durham, NC, April 2 to 11, 2020, directed by Jeff Storer. *

Fefu and Her Friends @ Thinking Cap Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2 to 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, NYC, NY, April 23 to 25, 2020, directed by Margot Gage

July 2020

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

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

November 2022

Letters from Cuba, @ University of California: San Diego,  San Diego, CA November 19 to 25, directed by Juliana Kleist-Méndez


Imagining with Irene: Celebrating and Elevating María Irene Fornés @ University of California: San Diego, San Diego, CA November 16 to 18 2020, organized by Jade Power-Sotomayor and Juliana Kleist-Méndez



Promenade @ NY City Center, July 10 and 11, 2019, directed by Laurie Woolery. See NY Times Critic’s Pick Review here.

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

Fornés Fest @ The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York City, Thursday, September 26, 2019. The panel, moderated by Caridad Svich, will focus 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 will be 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, IN, 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). October 2 to 13, 2019. See South Bend Tribune Feature Article here.

Manual for a Desperate Crossing @ Kent State University, October 5, at 2:00PM.

Fefu and Her Friends @ Theatre for the New City, Brooklyn, NY, November 16 to December 8, 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 @ Cal Arts, Valencia, CA, directed by Zoe Aja Moore, December 6 to 10, 2019

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