Gonzalo Rodriguez Risco’s (MFA Yale 2009) Children of the Republic, directed by Elena Araoz, tells of a Peruvian political family navigating a contentious election, while trying to make sense of the emotional complexity of family. It truly is a very smart, engaging, heartfelt piece. I will take part in the development of this play via a 29-hour rehearsal period, which will culminate in a public presentation at the Ars Nova loft. Rico’s play Dramatis Personae was produced by The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Playwrights Realm in 2010.
I can’t wait to see how this goes. Working with The Playwrights Realm is always a joy!