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Maria Irene Fornes

 
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Birth Place: Havana, CUBA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1986]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

 

Stage

Productions

Director

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Maria Irene Fornes Awards and Nominations

 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1990 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Maria Irene FornesAnd What of the Night

Maria Irene Fornes News

West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way' Photo West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

City Councilman Keith Powers, former Mayor Bill DeBlasio, former acting students of Wynn Handman and maybe a star or two will gather Monday, September 12 at 11:00 AM on the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and 56th Street for the naming of West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues as Wynn Handman Way.

Mia Chung's CATCH AS CATCH CAN to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October Photo Mia Chung's CATCH AS CATCH CAN to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Playwrights Horizons will present Mia Chung’s Catch as Catch Can, directed by Daniel Aukin, running October 14 - November 20 and opening November 1.

Interview: Luis Alfaro On Working His Magic With Center Theater Group's L.A. Writers' Photo Interview: Luis Alfaro On Working His Magic With Center Theater Group's L.A. Writers' Workshop Festival
by Gil Kaan - Sep 1, 2022

Center Theatre Group’s co-artistic director playwright Luis Alfaro curates and leads CTG’s L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival taking place over the course of two weekends, September 9-11 and September 16-18, 2022 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. I had the chance to obtain a few answers from this very busy, multi-tasking man.

Theater For The New City Sets Memorial For Co-Founder George Bartenieff, September 19 Photo Theater For The New City Sets Memorial For Co-Founder George Bartenieff, September 19
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022

On Monday, September 19, Theater For The New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street), will present a memorial for its co-founder George Bartenieff (January 23, 1933-July 30, 2022) to celebrate his creative years at the theater, 1971-1992.  Reception begins at 7:30 PM and a narrated pictorial, remembrances and performances will start at 8:00 PM.

La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations Photo La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

La MaMa ETC’s 61st season will feature world-premieres by John Kelly, Erik Ehn, Elizabeth Swados, Witness Relocation/Dan Safer, Bobbie Jene Smith and Ping Chong, along with the live, in-person stage debut of Split Britches’s 2021 digital production LAST GASP and the first-ever revival of Maria Irene Fornes’ EVELYN BROWN.

Hoi Polloi's WHITE ON WHITE extends through July 16 Photo Hoi Polloi's WHITE ON WHITE extends through July 16
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK announced an extension of Hoi Polloi's White on White

Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance Photo Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson.

HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Photo HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE Photo OBIE-Winning Theater Company Hoi Polloi Returns to JACK with WHITE ON WHITE
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  

World Premieres by Kathy Ng and Bailey Williams & More Announced for The Hearth 2022  Photo World Premieres by Kathy Ng and Bailey Williams & More Announced for The Hearth 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Hearth has announced their 2022 season, which will feature two new plays commissioned and developed by The Hearth. In July 2022 they will present the World Premiere of Happy Life by Kathy Ng at Walkerspace (46 Walker St, New York, NY 10013).

Maria Irene Fornes Videos

BWW TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE VideoBWW TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2019

Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! PROMENADE, with Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie M VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! PROMENADE, with Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie Milligan & More!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 3, 2019

Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season. The cast is in rehearsals and gave us a special sneak peek! Go behind the scenes with the whole company below!

BWW TV: What Is Encores! PROMENADE All About? We Put the Cast to the Test! VideoBWW TV: What Is Encores! PROMENADE All About? We Put the Cast to the Test!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2019

While the cast was in rehearsals, they stopped to play a little game that we like to call Synopsis Showdown! Watch as they find the words to tell us more about the almost forgotten musical!

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below!

BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo
by Robert Diamond - Jun 15, 2010

ANNE CATTANEO is the dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater and the creator and head of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab. A three term past president of Literary Mangers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she is the recipient of LMDA's first Lessing Award for lifetime achievement of dramaturgy. She has worked widely as a dramaturg on classical plays with directors such as James Lapine, Robert Wilson, Adrian Hall, Robert Falls, Mark Lamos and JoAnne Akalaitis. As the director of the Playworks Program at the Phoenix Theater during the late 1970's, she commissioned and developed plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Isn't It Romantic) Mustapha Matura (Meetings) and Christopher Durang (Beyond Therapy). For the Acting Company, she created two projects: Orchards (published by Knopf and Broadway Play Publishing) which presented seven Chekhov stories adapted for the stage by Maria Irene Fornes, Spalding Gray, John Guare, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Michael Weller and Samm-Art Williams, and Love's Fire (published by William Morrow) responses to Shakespeare sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange and Wendy Wasserstein. Her own translations of 20th Century German playwrights include Brecht's Galileo (Goodman Theater 1986 starring Brian Dennehy) and Botho Strauss' Big And Little (Phoenix production starring Barbara Barrie, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.) She is currently on the faculty at Juilliard.

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard Join O'Hare in CSC's UNCLE VANYA, Begins 1/17
by Eddie Varley - Dec 11, 2008

Acclaimed film and stage actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming new production of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, starring Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as Vanya, and directed by Austin Pendleton, it was announced today by CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen. UNCLE VANYA will begin previews on Saturday, January 17 at Classic Stage Company at 136 East 13th Street. An official press opening date will be announced in the coming weeks. UNCLE VANYA will play a limited engagement through March 1, 2009.


Maria Irene Fornes Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Maria Irene Fornes written?
Maria Irene Fornes has written 4 shows including The Office (Playwright), Promenade (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Lovers and Keepers (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Signature Plays (Playwright).

What awards has Maria Irene Fornes been nominated for?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for And What of the Night .