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Maria Irene Forn?s H.P.R.L.

The legendary Maria Irene Forn?s created this laboratory at INTAR in 1981.? It has nurtured the work of Latino theater artists for over a decade.? Reinstated by Artistic Director Eduardo Machado after a 13-year hiatus, the lab continues to focus on developing participants? playwriting skills, building resources that will continue their pursuit of playwriting, and expanding the repertory of highly accomplished work by Latino-American playwrights.

The primary objectives of the lab are:

? To advance the development of new works by Latino playwrights.

?To expand the repertory of Latino works performed in the United States.

?To nurture professional development, and encourage collaboration among Latino playwrights, directors, actors, and production artists.

?To provide integrated programmatic support for theater artists participating in INTAR?s Hispanic Playwrights-in-Residence Laboratory, Actors? Collective, and main stage production series.

This year, four playwrights will be selected from the pool of applicants.? Each of the writers will be given one workshop and an opportunity for three public presentations of their new play.? The lab is divided up into three sessions, each focusing on a specific stage of the playwright?s process.? The first session, taught by New York playwright Lucy Thurber, focuses on the writing, re-writing, and work-shopping process of a new play.? The second will be devoted to pre-production activities, collaborating with directors, designers, and openly engaging in the casting process.? The final session will be the production itself, through the rehearsal period, tech, and the final presentation/performances.? The lab structure is designed to engage the artists in a process analogous to what they will experience as playwrights working with professional theater companies throughout their careers.

Submission Guidelines for the HPRL 2013 to be announced October 30th.



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