Give Me a Damn Stage: Staged Readings from Spanish Authors, a series of monthly staged readings, will introduce New Yorkers to some of the emerging playwrights from Spain and their most successful plays. Each reading will be presented by professional actors and directors from AENY - Spanish Artists in New York and Repertorio Español. Mi problema con Los Hombres (My Problem with Men) by Emilio Williams, the first reading of the series, will take place at Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street, NYC, on October 22, 2012 at 7 PM. Free, general admission tickets are available online at www.repertorio.org/readings or by phone at 212-225-9999.
Future readings include Cifras (Numbers) by Mar Gómez Glez and Typing by Cristina Colmena on November 5, 2012; Dias Estupendos (Wonderful Days) by Alfredo Sanzol on December 3, 2012; and Marburgby Guillem Clua on January 7, 2013.
ABOUT EMILIO WILLIAMS Emilio Williams is a playwright and stage director. He is widely regarded in Spain as one of the most promising new voices of the stage. In 2010, his alternative hit comedy "Tables and Beds" was selected among 80 plays from 12 countries as the winner of the IV Premio El Espectaculo Teatral. This year his comedy, "Smartphones- a Pocket Size Farce" received its world premiere at Trap Door Theater in Chicago, the city where he currently resides. His next world premiere "Your Problem with Men" is currently under-development at Teatro Luna, the all Latina theater assemble from Chicago.
ABOUT AENY - Spanish Artists in New York Spanish acronym for "Spanish Artists in NY", AENY is a multidisciplinary collective of artists joined not only by their common heritage, but also their mission: to produce cutting-edge, inter-disciplinary contemporary work that reflects the needs, longings and uncertainty of the cross-cultural society in which we live. Thus, AENY aims to bring together Spanish artists in all disciplines to examine the overlaps, collisions, similarities and differences between Spanish tradition and modern New York culture, and to create a mutually enriching artistic dialog between the two countries.
ABOUT REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 and has become one of the most successful off-Broadway theatres. The company was founded with the mission of producing the finest Spanish-language theatre from Latin America and Spain as well as plays written by Hispanic Americans. Presently, The company presents a rotating repertory of 15 different plays, musicals and dance concerts in over 300 performances every year. Its productions are seen by over 50,000 people annually at its historic Gramercy Arts Theatre and on tour. Every year, approximately 20,000 students are introduced to the rich heritage of Spanish-language theatre through its education program "¡Dignidad!."
ABOUT SPAIN CULTURE NEW YORK - CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN Spain Culture New York is the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain in New York City and belongs to Spain Arts & Culture: the network of organizations supporting Spain's culture and language in the US. This network promotes culture and art, and strives to strengthen bilateral cultural, artistic and academic exchanges.
This cultural network also presents many arts programs - featuring dance, music, visual arts, literature, humanities, architecture, and design - in a variety of venues, also in collaboration with relevant American entities throughout the country.
Give Me a Damn Stage! October 22, 2012 TIME: 7PM LOCATION: Repertorio Español Tickets available online at www.repertorio.org/readings or call 212-225-9999.