Free, public readings of the plays in the Exchange will be held Nov. 20-21 at the Lark Studio, with a closing Celebración to be held Nov. 22 at Repertorio Español. Four playwrights from Mexico and four American playwrights will each work together for a ten-day translation and development residency "designed to foster a cross-cultural exploration through the creation of stage-worthy translations of new works from México; it also introduces the writers to New York’s theater scene, industry leaders, and the Lark community," according to Lark notes.
The plays to be presented in this year's exchange include The Tip of the Iceberg by Bea Carmina, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Julian Mesri; Alaska by Gibrán Portela, translated by Migdalia Cruz, directed by Daniel Jáquez; They Say by Juan Carlos Vives, translated by Mariana Carreño-King, directed by Dominic D'Andrea; Two Dead Men and a Banjo by Mariana Hartasanchez, translated by Henry Guzmán, directed by Tamilla Woodard.
The Lark Studio is located at 939 Eighth Avenue, Second Floor. Repertorio Español is located at 138 East 27th Street. For more information and reservations, visit larktheatre.org.