30/30/1: Philadelphia Theatre Community Teams up with NoPassport For a Day Celebrating Latina/o Playwrights
In conjunction with the national reading festival by NoPassport, in collaboration with Dominic D'Andrea (Producing Artistic Director, The One-Minute Play Festival, #1MPF), and locally with the Philadelphia New Play Initiative and the Directors Gathering, Plays & Players, Power Street Theater Company, and Tamanya Garza are proud to announce 30/30/1, a celebration of new plays by US Latina/o playwrights.
30/30 is a gathering of 30+ NoPassport playwrights and theatre-makers who also happen to be US Latina/o artists. Each playwright asked to participate has selected one play from their body of work to make part of this scheme. Some are brand new plays. Others are from the author's hidden back catalogue. Others are representative pieces. Some are two handers, others are multi-character pieces. The range is vast and wide, as rich as US Latino theatre writing itself. The plays will be presented as readings in venues both inside and outside of the theatre in cities all over the world over the course of the next three months.
Tamanya Garza, President of the Board of Directors, Azuka Theatre - Moderator
Daniel Student, Producing Artistic Director, Plays & Players
José Avilés, Director of Education at Taller Puertorriqueno
Walter Bilderback, Dramaturg & Literary Manager at The Wilma Theater
Peter Andrew Danzig, Actor, Acting Scholar and MA Candidate, Villanova University
Julia Lopez, Performance Artist, Las Gallas Art Collective
Rachel O'Hanlon Rodriguez, Actor and Company Manager, EgoPo Classic Theater
Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, Councilwoman - 7th District, City of Philadelphia
TS Hawkins, Founder/Station manager of PR Radio Station & ESL Arts Educator
5:00pm: Panel Discussion
7:00pm: Staged Reading
To reserve a free ticket for the panel conversation and public reading, please go to www.playsandplayers.org or call 215-735-0630.