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The Native American New Play Festival: A Four Year Celebration By Sarah dAngelo, Regina McManigell Grijalva
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THE NATIVE AMERICAN NEW PLAY FESTIVAL: A FOUR YEAR CELEBRATION edited by Sarah dAngelo and Regina McManigell Grijalva. The four plays in this collection are DIRTY LAUNDRY by Ranell Collins, SALVAGE... More > by Diane Glancy, CHALK IN THE RAIN by Bret Jones, and JACOBSON AND THE KIOWA FIVE by Russ Tall Chief. This is a new edition for NoPassport Press' Dreaming the Americas Series.< Less
Blood Match and other plays By Oliver Mayer
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BLOOD MATCH AND OTHER PLAYS gathers three of playwright Oliver Mayer's recent works - BLOOD MATCH, THE SINNER FROM TOLEDO and FORTUNE IS A WOMAN. Riffing on works by Federico Garcia Lorca, Anton... More > Chekhov and Machiavelli, the plays in this book are daring re-inventions of canonical works. Edited with an introduction by scholar Eric Mayer-Garcia, BLOOD MATCH AND OTHER PLAYS is a welcome addition to contemporary dramatic literature. This publication is part of NoPassport Press' Dreaming the Americas Series.< Less
Echoes of Revolution: Nicaragua By Hector Garza, Maria-Tania Bandes-Becerra Weingarden
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ECHOES OF REVOLUTION: NICARAGUA by Maria-Tania Bandes-Becerra Weingarden with Translations by Hector Garza. This book is broken up into five primary sections corresponding to very specific political... More > climates in Nicaragua: The Colonial Period, Yanqui Imperialism, Sandinista, Democracy, and a segment that focuses on more contemporary trends within the democratic political temperament. Each chapter has a portion that discusses some political underscores of said era, some discussion on the theatre that emerges of said political era, and the ones that contain a translated work include a brief introduction to the playwright and play chosen to exemplify the political era discussed. The three plays in this volume are LOOK INTO MY EYES by Luis Harold Agurto, PEASANTS by Pablo Antonio Cuadra, and DARK ROOT OF THE SCREAM by Alfredo Valessi. This book is part of the Dreaming the Americas Series from NoPassport Press.< Less
Decomposition By Alfonso Cárcamo, Mariana Carreño King
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DECOMPOSITION by Alfonso Cárcamo. Translated by Mariana Carreño King. This play tracks the crumbling friendship of two Mexican men from different social classes. Ambivalent about their... More > aspirations and struggling for meaning in their lives, they fistfight and find forgiveness with each other over the familiar territories of love and betrayal. Told in a structure that allows actors to go in and out of character, inviting the audience to share the universality of friendship and survival. DECOMPOSITION was translated by Mariana Carreño King with a commission from the Lark’s Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange program. This print edition of the translation is a collaboration between the Lark and NoPassport theatre alliance and press.< Less
A Year of Light By Caridad Svich
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A Year of Light by Caridad Svich. A dream play that takes a journey through the interlocking stories of passengers on a train over the course of one long, magical day and night, as they discover... More > their passions, unravel their desires, live inside fantasies of moving pictures, explore a mysterious city of cats, and embark on flights of memory and time that move across a city, its skies and multiple states and conditions of exile.< Less
Sky on the Skin (El Cielo en la Piel) By Migdalia Cruz, Edgar Chías
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SKY ON THE SKIN (EL CIELO EN LA PIEL), A Scenic Rhapsody By Edgar Chías. Translated from the Spanish by Migdalia Cruz. In this dark fairy tale by one of Mexico’s most acclaimed... More > playwrights, the mistreated body of a woman appears amidst a landscape of bright colors, evoking the tragedy of gender violence in Mexico. A rhapsodic deconstruction of love –painful and piercing – which journeys into the deepest landscape of the body. Told through many voices, there is only one way to feel the sky on your skin—by reinventing yourself through the flesh of another. This play was translated by Migdalia Cruz with a commission from the Lark Play Development Center’s Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange program.This print edition of the translation is a collaboration between the Lark and NoPassport theatre alliance and press.< Less
Pork Kidneys to Soothe Despair By Alejandro Ricaño, Daniel Jáquez
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PORK KIDNEYS TO SOOTHE DESPAIR by Alejandro Ricaño. translated by Daniel Jáquez A dark comedy by one of Mexico's most acclaimed playwrights. Set in Paris in the 1940's. Fact and fiction... More > intertwine to tell a story of complicated love, artistic obsession and murder. Gustave – a fan of Joyce’s ULYSSES – is an unsuccessful writer; Marie is undeniably in love with him. Together they stalk Samuel Beckett to protect him and ensure that his masterpiece is completed. This translation was developed and first performed at the Lark’s México/United States Playwright Exchange Program in 2011. This publication is a collaboration between NoPassport Press and the Lark.< Less
Deserts By Hugo Alfredo Hinojosa
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DESERTS by Hugo Alfredo Hinojosa. translated and adapted by Caridad Svich. DESERTS interweaves the stories of illegal immigrants to take a bold look at the violence and poverty along the U.S./Mexico... More > border. Through the stories of a mother and child, undocumented workers, and snipers and preachers, the strength of the human spirit emerges from a struggle for survival. This translation/adaptation was commissioned and developed at the Lark, New York City, as part of the 2007 US/Mexico Playwright Exchange Program. This publication is a collaboration between NoPassport Press and the Lark.< Less
The Tip of the Iceberg By Bea Cármina
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THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG by Bea Cármina. Translated by Caridad Svich. A couple on the skids, a woman having a nervous breakdown, a serial killer on the prowl and a girl holding onto a mewling... More > cat make up the darkly, comic poetically ferocious world of THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG by contemporary Mexican dramatist Bea Cármina translated by OBIE-winning playwright/translator Caridad Svich. This translation was commissioned and developed at the Lark, New York City, as part of the 2010 US/Mexico Playwright Exchange Program. It received its premiere as part of the Halcyon Theatre Alcyone 2012 festival in Chicago. This publication is a collaboration between NoPassport and the Lark.< Less
Alaska By Gibrán Portela
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ALASKA by Gibrán Portela. Translated from the Spanish by Migdalia Cruz. In ALASKA, Miguel and Jimi lead quiet, secure lives running their safe and lock-box store – until Martina appears.... More > One love ignites while another fizzles, causing an explosion of irrational and jealous acts by a desperate man. Only strength of character – and the game of golf – provides escape from a lonely world where a secretive woman drives a wedge between two devoted friends. This publication is a collaboration between Lark Play Development Center and NoPassport Press.< Less