Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NY: Give Me a Damn Stage! at Repertorio Español

Repertorio Español and AENY - Spanish Artists in New York,
with the support of Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain, presents
Give Me a Damn Stage!
Staged Readings from Spanish Authors
November 28, 2012 at Repertorio Español

Give Me a Damn Stage: Staged Readings from Spanish Authors, a series of monthly staged readings, will introduce New Yorkers to some of the emerging playwrights from Spain and their most successful plays. Each reading will be presented by professional actors and directors fromAENY - Spanish Artists in New York and Repertorio Español. The next installment of the series will include Cifras (Numbers) by Mar Gomez Glez, and Typing by Christina Colmena, and will take place at Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street, NYC, on November 28, 2012 at 7 PM. Free, general admission tickets are available online at or by phone at 212-225-9999.

Future readings include Dias Estupendos (Wonderful Days) by Alfredo Sanzol on December 3, 2012;  and Marburg by Guillem Clua on January 7, 2013.  

About Mar Gómez Glez
Mar Gómez Glez is a Spanish playwright and novelist.  Her award-winning work has received global recognition, including the 2011 Calderon de la Barca Theatre Award, the 2008 Arte Joven Latina Award, and the 2007 Beckett Theatre Award.  She is the author of the novel Cambio de sentido (2010, translated into English with the support of PEN American Center), the children's book Acebedario (2006), and numerous other short stories and plays.  Ms. Gomez Glez also authored Wearing Lorca's Bowtie (AENY's inaugural work which played Off-Broadway in December of 2011 at The Duke Theatre in NYC), and the site-specific piece 39 Defaults, which premiered at the Teatro Stage Fest in NYC in 2012.  She is currently studying for a PhD, and is a Humanities Initiative Fellow at New York University. 
About Christina Colmena
Cristina Colmena, born in Seville, is the author of the short story collection La amabilidad de los extraños (Kindness of Strangers), and several of her short stories have appeared in a variety of literary magazines.  With a B.A. in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism, she has worked as a producer and screenwriter for television and in cultural management.  Having earned her M.F.A in Creative Writing from NYU, she writes fiction, theatre, and scripts for both cinema and television.  She also collaborates on articles for different magazines, and on film reviews   
About AENY - Spanish Artists in New York
Spanish acronym for "Spanish Artists in NY", AENY is a multidisciplinary collective of artists joined not only by their common heritage, but also their mission: to produce cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary contemporary work that reflects the needs, longings and uncertainty of the cross-cultural society in which we live. Thus, AENY aims to bring together Spanish artists in all disciplines to examine the overlaps, collisions, similarities and differences between Spanish tradition and modern New York culture, and to create a mutually enriching artistic dialog between the two countries.
About Repertorio Español
Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 and has become one of the most successful off-Broadway theatres. The Company was founded with the mission of producing the finest Spanish-language theatre from Latin America and Spain as well as plays written by Hispanic Americans. Presently, the Company presents a rotating repertory of 15 different plays, musicals and dance concerts in over 300 performances every year. Its productions are seen by over 50,000 people annually at its historic Gramercy Arts Theatre and on tour. Every year, approximately 20,000 students are introduced to the rich heritage of Spanish-language theatre through its education program ¡Dignidad!
About Spain Culture New York - Consulate General Of Spain
Spain Culture New York is the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain in New York City and belongs to Spain Arts & Culture: the network of organizations supporting Spain's culture and language in the US. This network promotes culture and art, and strives to strengthen bilateral cultural, artistic and academic exchanges. 
This cultural network also presents many arts programs - featuring dance, music, visual arts, literature, humanities, architecture, and design - in a variety of venues, also in collaboration with relevant American entities throughout the country.
Give Me a Damn Stage!
November 28, 2012
Time: 7PM
Location: Repertorio Español
Tickets available at / 212-225-9999.

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