INTAR and InViolet Theater to Premiere NEIGHBORS: A FAIR TRADE AGREEMENT This Fall

INTAR and InViolet Theater to Premiere NEIGHBORS: A FAIR TRADE AGREEMENT This Fall

INTAR and InViolet Theater will present the World Premiere of NEIGHBORS: A Fair Trade Agreement, a new play by Bernardo Cubría, directed by Lou Moreno. Neighbors will star Andrew Blair and Gerardo Rodriguez.

José and Joe are neighbors, but have never found the time to get to know one another. When José asks Joe for help, the two men become friends and finally get to know the man on the other side of the creek. But as their bond grows so does their business, and the sacrifices they once made for profit come back to bite them in the culo. What turns amigos into enemigos? What turns nations into rivals? Neighbors will have set design by Raul Abrego; costume design By Andrea Hood; lighting design by Christina Watanabe; and sound design by Bart Fasbender.

Performances will begin September 10th for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through October 7th. Opening Night is set for September 17th. Performances will be at INTAR's Theatre, 500 West 52nd Street at Tenth Avenue, on the 4th floor. Tickets are only $25, and may be purchased at www.intartheatre.org or by calling 212/352-3101 or toll free, 866-811-4111.

Bernardo Cubría is a Mexican playwright. Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement was a Semi-Finalist for the O'Neill in 2017. In 2016, The Judgment of Fools received three critically acclaimed productions in NYC, LA, and Houston, TX. The Redhead is Coming was featured at F*ckfest at The Brick in NYC in 2015. As an actor, he has performed at theatres including The Public, Rattlestick, and INTAR. He is the co-creator of "Bad Hombres Comedy."

Andrew Blair received his BFA in Acting from East Carolina University and is a member of InViolet Theater Company. Theatre credits include Branched and Judgment of Fools (InViolet Theater), The Suitcase and Fear & Misery of the Third Reich. TV/Film credits include "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" (Amazon Studios), "Giving You The Business" (Food Network), Life, Coached (Dozenaire Prod), The Return (Bold Lad Prod) and has recently been a variety of wholesome nerds in a slew of commercials.

Gerardo Rodriguez's credits include the upcoming season of "Blindspot" and "Search Party." He has appeared in Berkeley Rep's production of It Can't Happen Here and was last seen at INTAR in Se Llama Christina. Other selected credits include To the Bone (Cherry Lane); Seven Spots... (Cincinnati Playhouse); La Ruta (Working Th.); Bodega Bay (Abingdon); Elemeno Pea (Humana); Dramatis Personae (Playwrights Realm); Chad Deity (Mixed Blood). TV/Film: "Blacklist," "Person of Interest," "Gossip Girl," "Law & Order." Blind, Cruzando, Last Night at Angelo's and Fish.

For INTAR, Lou Moreno directed Fish Men by Cándido Tirado, Se Llama Cristina by Octavio Solís, Lucy Loves Me by Migdalia Cruz, and Drawn and Quartered by Maggie Bofill which was developed in INTAR's NewWorks Lab and was INTAR's inaugural production under his leadership. Other directing credits include Rent Control by Evan Zes, Trying by Erin Browne (The Bushwick Starr); Minotaur a Romance and Beautiful by David Anzuelo (LAByrinth Theater Company at The Public Theater); MCC Youth Festival (Manhattan Class Company); Kingdom (NYMF); End of the Line (MCC Youth Company); Rock/Paper/Scissors (NY Hip-Hop Theater Festival at The Public Theater); The Bigger Man (Partial Comfort); and Blues for a Gray Sun by Nilaja Sun (INTAR). He also serves as an Associate Producer with The 24-Hour Company (Athens, Greece and Broadway). Mr. Moreno won the 2005 Princess Grace Award for Directing.

InViolet was co-founded in 2007 by Angela Razzano and Michael Henry Harris as an ensemble based company dedicated to developing and producing original plays written by our company members. In 10 years we have produced 7 world premieres, favorably reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker and Variety, 16 developmental workshops and two play festivals. Last year InViolet launched the popular Second Monday Socials, providing our community with a monthly salon/happy hour to share new pages. In 2009 InViolet was honored to host the reception of the Drama Desk Awards. www.InVioletTheater.com

INTAR, one of the United States' longest running Latino theatres producing in English, works to: Nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists; Produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives; Make accessible the diversity inherent in America's cultural heritage through an integrated program of workshops, productions of works-in-progress, and mainstage productions. INTAR brings to the public vital and energetic voices of emerging and accomplished Latino theater professionals, giving expression to the diversity and depth of today's Latino-American community.

Performances take place at INTAR's theater space (500 West 52nd Street, at Tenth Avenue, on the 4th Floor). Tickets for all performances are only $25 and may be purchased at www.intartheatre.org or by calling 212/352-3101.

For more information on Neighbors and all the programs at INTAR, visit INTAR on the web at www.intartheatre.org. You may also purchase tickets and get more information about InViolet Theater at InVioletTheater.com.

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