At PlayPenn, we prioritize playwrights as the fundamental authority in the creation of new work. But what about the work that happens to take these projects from page to stage? In each of our three happy-hour sessions, we'll speak with a pair of playwright-designer collaborators who have worked together to tell innovative new stories onstage. They'll join us for a free online Q+A session moderated by PlayPenn Education Director Julia Bumke. Drop in for a single session, or sign up for all three! Set and costume designers were recommended by Clint Ramos (TONY Award, Best Costume Design of a Play).
June 29, 5-7pm E.S.T.
Where: Online via Zoom
Preparation Required: None
Alejandro Moreno Jashés is a filmmaker, dramatist and director of Chilean theater, based in New York. Moreno received a Ph.D. in Literature at the New York University, where he is a professor of dramaturgy in the Master in Creative Writing Program. Moreno has won, on five occasions, the Chilean Prize for Drama for his plays "I Am the piece of Card that Stops the Table from Wobbling ", "The Fascist Lover", "Representation Expenses"," All Knows Who Was "," Black Parrots”, among others as "North", "Johnny Deep and The Laura Ingalls Vagina "," Berlin Is Not Yours”.
Maria Feuereisen is a Scenic Designer for theater and film from Santiago Chile. She currently works in NYC, where she also creates as a visual artist and muralist. She received her M.F.A. from the Design Department for Stage and Film at Tisch NYU. She has devoted her career to exploring materials and sustainable solutions for creativity to be an agent for social development and human dignity. Recent projects included set design for "The Book of Lucy" by Ngozi Anyanwu (dir. Lou Moreno) and co-design with Kelvin Pater for "Broken April" (written and directed by Arthur Makaryan). Check out her work at www.mariamaria.cl.