Henley Rose, ALNPF, the Stages Festival, and Continuing the Conversation

I'm thrilled to announce that Hielo will be part of Teatro Vivo's Austin Latino New Play Festival along with scripts by Augusto Federico Amador, Victor I. Cazares, and Ramon Esquivel. A public reading of Hielo will be presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River Street, Austin, TX) on April 21 at 8:00 pm. Admission: donation amount of your choice. Click here for more information.

Hielo has also placed third in the Henley Rose Playwright Competition, and will receive a reading at the Birdhouse (800 North 4th Ave, Knoxville, TN) - the reading originally scheduled for April 29 has been postponed. The date and time are TBD.

Last month, I had two projects included in the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's 2018 Stages Festival. Mi Casa Tu Casa, produced in partnership with Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, was presented at South St School in Newark and the Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth. Our final show is April 6 at 4:00 pm at the Newark Public Library North End Branch.  Timestorm, a children's audio drama series produced by Cocotazo Media, was also included in the Stages festival. The pilot episode was presented as a live audio drama reading at the Newark Public Library Main Branch.

 Mi Casa Tu Casa, Institute of Music. Photo Credit: Alysia Souder

Mi Casa Tu Casa, Institute of Music.
Photo Credit: Alysia Souder

 Timestorm, Newark Public Library. Photo credit: Dania Ramos

Timestorm, Newark Public Library.
Photo credit: Dania Ramos

 Timestorm team with NJTA's Ruth Zamoyta. Photo credit: Ingrid Betancourt

Timestorm team with NJTA's Ruth Zamoyta.
Photo credit: Ingrid Betancourt

At the end of the month, I have a short play in Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's production of Continuing the Conversation. The show features six works inspired by current events. Silent Aurora is set in the central mountains of Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017. A fourteen-year-old student and her teacher are cleaning a classroom when an assessor from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows up to inspect school grounds. Harriet Trangucci will direct my play. The cast features Michael Aquino (my husband!), Amanda Salazar, and Daria Sullivan. The other contributing authors for the production are Suzanne Bradbeer, Richard Dresser, Steve Harper, Lia Romeo, and David Lee White. Continuing the Conversation runs April 26-May 13 at the Oakes Center (120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ). Tickets: $35 adults; $30 seniors 65+/students