Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Winners MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition

Repertorio Español is proud to announce the winner of the 2014 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. Mariana Carreño King of New York, NY has won first place for her play, “The Prisoner” which will be fully produced on Repertorio’s stage in the 2015-2016 Season in addition to a cash prize.

Ms. Carreño-King was chosen out of ten finalists who, in turn, were chosen from over 100 entries. “The Olmos Family Play” by Matthew Paul Olmos and “Fausto Angleró” by Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya won second and third place, respectively. Both writers will receive cash prizes.

The Prisoner is a sharp script based on the traditional Mexican legend and opera, La mulata de Córdoba. When María is imprisoned in solitary confinement for the murder of her child, she is left utterly alone to face her tormented conscious. With only the occasional company of her corrections officer and armed only with a piece of chalk and her love of art, she must find within her the strength to remain sane in her extreme circumstances. A haunting tale about redemption and the harrowing effects of solitary confinement, The Prisoner  carries with it a universal tale of the internal battle between good and evil.  The show will be premiered in the 2015-2016 Season.

The Olmos Family Play by Matthew Paul Olmos (Brooklyn, NY)
Two mothers from an extended Mexican -American family in Los Angeles are dead set on protecting their sons no matter what the cost split apart the family on Christmas.

Fausto Angleró by 
Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya (Lajas, Puerto Rico)  
A photographer in 1930's Puerto Rico is enthralled with one of his subjects and her absent lover, Fausto Anglero.  


Plumas Negras
 by Juliette Carillo (Venice, California)
Rooted in the fertile landscape of Salinas, Plumas negras tells the story of three generations of hard working women from 1963 to the present as they struggle to forge better lives and stronger bonds.

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis (Brooklyn, NY)
The Ghosts of Lote Bravo tells the story of Lote Bravo, the place where hundreds of women, working in the factories that spouted up between Juarez and El Paso have been murdered and their cases left unsolved.  

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