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INTAR

OUR MISSION

INTAR, one of the United States’ longest running Latino theater producing in English, works to:

  • Nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists.
  • Produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives.
  • Make accessible the diversity inherent in America’s cultural heritage.

INTAR: International Arts Relations, Inc. An organization committed to the development of “theater arts without borders.” Over the past four decades, INTAR has produced classics, Latino adaptations of classics, cabarets, and 70 world premiers of plays written by Latino-Americans, including 2005 Oscar nominee Jose Rivera and Pulitzer Prize recipient Nilo Cruz.

To date, the theater has commissioned, developed, and produced works by more than 175 Latino writers, composers, and choreographers. It has assisted hundreds of Latino playwrights, directors, and actors in obtaining their first professional theater credits, union memberships, and reviews in English-language media. “There’s scarcely a Latino artist in America who hasn’t been supported or trained or produced by INTAR,” according to The New York Times.

INTAR STAFF

Lou Moreno
Artistic Director

John McCormack
Executive Director

Cristian Amigo
Composer-In-Residence

Gerardo Rodriguez
Artist-In-Residence

Caridad Svich
H.P.R.L. Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lindsay Bowen
Attorney: Cravath, Swain and Moore

Michael John Garc?s
Cornerstone Theater Company

Ed Harris
Actor

Lisa Maria Harris
Attorney: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

 

 

Amy Madigan
Actor

Evangeline Morphos
Lecturer: Columbia University

Gina Sanchez
Roubini Global Economics

Liam Torres
Actor

LOU MORENO:

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Since arriving in New York in 1989, Lou Moreno has called INTAR home. He has participated in over 40 productions, workshops and readings at INTAR. Lou has worked with many of the great names of INTAR, including Max Ferra, Eduardo Machado, Maria Irene Forn?s, Michael John Garc?s, Nilo Cruz, and Jose Rivera. In 2005, Louis was awarded a Princess Grace Fellowship for Directing and served for a year as the Associate Artistic Director of INTAR.

After leaving INTAR, Moreno became the Associate Artistic Director of the Obie Award-winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. At Rattlestick, he was the line producer for emerging playwrights such as Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lucy Thurber, Noah Haidel, Lars Noren, David Grimm and Adam Rapp. He also developed the Dirty Works Lab, an initiative for the development of new plays.

In September of 2008, Lou became Co-Artistic Director of Twilight Theatre Company, a group dedicated to new plays and new voices. He produced Prelude to the First Day by Ted LoRusso in collaboration with Sturgis Warner and most recently the critically acclaimed Palestine, written and performed by Najla Sa?d.

Morenos Most Recent Directing Credit is Drawn and Quartered by Maggie Bofill. Originally Developed in INTARs NewWorks Lab This Production was the inagural production under his leadership.

Other directing credits include Trying by Erin Browne (The Bushwick Starr); Minotaur a Romance and Beautiful both by David Anzuelo (LAByrinth Theater Company at the Public Theater); MCC Youth Festival (Manhattan Class Company); Kingdom (NYMF); End of the Line (MCC Youth Company); Rock/Paper/Scissors (New York Hip-Hop Theater Festival at the Public Theater); The Bigger Man (Partial Comfort Productions); and Blues for a Gray Sun by Nilaja Sun (INTAR).

Lou is currently in development on Rikers Hot, a Princess Grace Foundation Special Project Grant. He also serves as an Associate Producer with The 24-Hour Company. For the past ten years he has taught playwriting for Manhattan Theatre Club at the RNDC Youth Facility on Rikers Island.

?I am honored to be asked to return to INTAR to become their Artistic Director and continue the important work of nurturing new Latino plays and voices at every level of development at the theater that I have always called home,? Moreno said.

 

JOHN McCORMACK:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John has produced plays with and/or run many organizations: EST, Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program, All Theatre Group, The Zipper Theatre, Naked Angels, the Drama League Directing Program, and others.

 

CARIDAD SVITCH:

H.P.R.L. DIRECTOR

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. In the 2012-13 season: 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award round two recipient GUAPA receives a rolling world premiere courtesy of NNPN at Borderlands Theater in Arizona, Miracle Theatre in Oregon and Phoenix Theater in Indiana; her 4-actor play Love in the Time of Cholera, based on the novel by Garcia Marquez, will premiere at Repertorio Espanol in NYC; and The Tropic of X will receive its English-language premiere at Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore. There will also be regional premieres of In the Time of the Butterflies (based on the novel by Julia Alvarez) at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and The House of the Spirits at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C, and academic premiere of her fantasia on 1963, Pop culture and the Kennedy assassination The Archaeology of Dreams at University of Nebraska-Omaha.

For more info on Caridad go to www.caridadsvich.com

 

CRISTIAN AMIGO:

COMPOSER – IN – RESIDENCE

Cristian Amigo is an American musician, composer, producer, and writer, an artist who explores sonic and social spaces between contemporary Western art music, popular music (jazz/blues, ambient, afro-diasporic), and emergent technologies. Known as an acoustic and electric guitarist with an improvising bent, Amigo creates/performs/produces recordings, avant-chamber and orchestral music, operas, theatre and film music, soundscapes, fierce riffs, and pop songs.

Amigo?s work has been supported by many foundations and public agencies including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

He has a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from UCLA and has studied theory, composition, and performance with masters from various world music traditions. Recordings with his ?new music jam band? Kingdom of Jones are available on innova Recordings.

Some new and recent projects include producing a 10 CD anthology of New York new music composers (Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Annea Lockwood, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Fred Ho, Joan Tower, + 54 more) set for a fall 2010 release on innova recordings, a new solo CD The Buzzy Garden (innova 2011), and collaborations/works with Eve Beglarian, Corey Dargel, JACK Quartet, Spontaneous River Orchestra, Electric Eel Multimedia Ensemble, and choreographer Jill Sigman.

He is currently composing the music for the play 3 Truths by Naomi Ilzuka (Cornerstone Theatre/Grand Performances-LA), Killing Play by Dave Anzuelo (Rattlestick Theater-NYC), and the opera Picasso:Payaso at INTAR (NYC).

Amigo is partial to the Fender telecaster, Messiaen, Miles Davis, Earle Brown, Led Zeppelin, J.S. Bach, Lee ?Scratch? Perry, and tube amps. Although he is a music-geek tech-head, he is averse to dehumanized technological expression, yo.

GERARDO RODRIGUEZ:

ARTIST – IN – RESIDENCE

Gerardo Rodriguez originally hails from the border town of El Paso, Texas. He also spent a large part of his childhood in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre – Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

Gerardo is a stage, film, television and voice-over actor; fight/movement director; and has recently been given the opportunity to direct and collaborate with David Anzuelo at INTAR. He was first introduced to INTAR by Daniel J?quez where he worked on a show called Lobster Face produced by Immediate Theatre Company at INTAR 53. There he met David Anzuelo forging a relationship, which led to movement based exploration classes held at INTAR. Consequently developing a relationship with Lou Moreno by working on several shows as an actor. He is incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to develop as an artist at INTAR.

His body of work includes the following:

Theater: Elemeno Pea (Humana Festival ? ATL); Night Over Erzinga (The Lark); Dramatis Personae (Playwrights Realm); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Mixed Blood Th.); American Jornalero (Working Th.); Kingdom (Old Globe); The Leak (INTAR); Milk-N-Honey (Lightbox Th.); Kingdom (NYMF, Public Th./QTIP); The Cherry Orchard (Atlantic Theater Company); Instructions for Breathing (Passage Th.); With Love Gabe (INTAR); Lobster Face (Calpulli/Immediate Th. Co.); President Harding is a Rock Star (Les Freres Corbussier); Three Farces and a Funeral (A.R.T.); Rope (Stoneham Th.); TV/Film: ?Person of Interest?, ?Gossip Girl?; ?OLTL?; ?Conviction?; ?Law & Order?, ?CI? & ?SVU?; ?Jonny Zero?; Cruzando; Winter of Frozen Dreams; Don?t Let Me Drown; Last Night at Angelo?s; Brothers, Dogs and God. www.gerardorodriguezonline.com