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PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Trinidad González – The Reunion

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Start:
Apr 28, 2016
End:
Apr 28, 2016
Venue:
Segal Theatre
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The Reunion

Thursday, April 28
4:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

The Reunion
Written by Trinidad González (Chile) & Translated by Alexandra Ripp
Directed by Tony Torn

The Reunion is a play about power and the abuse of power. As Queen Isabella of Spain and Christopher Columbus discuss América’s destiny, their confrontation reveals their own arrogance and violence. It questions the hidden places of human ambition and reflects the pain of the victims who suffer when power is abused. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Trinidad González, Alexandra Ripp,Tony Torn, and Jean Graham-Jones.

Photo courtesy of Nathalia Galgani

Photo courtesy of Nathalia Galgani

Trinidad González, born in Santiago, Chile in 1972 is an actress, director, playwright, and acting teacher. She is one of the founders of the prestigious Chilean theatre company Teatro en el Blanco (2006-2013) where she worked as an actress in the plays Neva and December by playwright/director Guillermo Calderón. As Olga Knipper in Neva she won the Altazor Prize in 2007 for Best Chilean Theatre Actress of the Year. She wrote and directed the world premiere of The Reunion. In 2015 she wrote her second play, Bird, which she also directs and performs. Teatro en el Blanco has presented their work in over thirty countries worldwide.

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Tony Torn recently appeared in Rimbaud in New York with The Civilians at BAM, and at The Oberon at A.R.T. and BB King’s on 42nd Street as Ubu in Ubu Sings Ubu, opposite Julie Atlas Muz in a production he co-directed with Dan Safer. In December he directed Juliana Francis Kelly’s play The Reenactors at Abrons Arts Center, with a cast including Ean Sheehy and Mieko Gavia. He also appears in Stephen Winter’s controversial film Jason and Shirley, which premiered at MOMA last October.

 

Learn more about The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival.

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