Intar 53 Theater, the company's last space, is now being torn down. According to INTAR artistic director Eduardo Machado, a new theatre will be built below apartment towers on 52nd Street to be used by INTAR, the 52nd Street Project and the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Machado's new play Kissing Fidel, a comedy about a Cuban-American family gathering in Miami, will open the new season. Directed by Michael John Garces, it runs Sept. 6, 2005 through Oct. 23, 2005. Machado has written more than 27 plays including The Cook and is also Head of Columbia University's Graduate Playwriting Program. "Other Latino-based companies produce plays from Latin America, many of which are in Spanish," Machado told Playbill.com. "Besides us, I don't think there's been any other company dedicated to plays in English by Latinos living in the U.S."
The New York premiere of Sylvia Bofill's lyrical play Windows, the story of three generations of Puerto Rican women trying to break with the past, runs Nov. 22, 2005, through Jan. 1, 2006.
Points of Departure by Michael John Garces, a portrait of indigenous Mexican immigrants facing their government's brutal refusal to let them speak their native tongue, runs March 7, 2006, through April 16.
Tight Embrace by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas (Sleepwalkers), a drama set in a South African country where terrorism and kidnapping are a regular part of life, runs May 2, 2006, through June 11. The Kirk Theater on Theatre Row is located at 410 W. 42nd St. Performances will run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 PM. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 for $40 each, or $25 each for INTAR members.