María Irene Fornés is a Cuban-American avant-garde playwright and theater director who stood at the forefront of the off-off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Her work focused on class issues and feminism, as well as her lesbian identity and its influence on her art. For Festival Irene, Los Angeles' Hero Theatre showcases some of her most influential productions, including Letters from Cuba, Conduct of Life, Fefu & Her Friends, and selections from Promenade. The festival also features work by some of Fornés' students and other writers who've been inspired by her legacy. Each play is presented as a staged reading, and then audience members will help select which play receives a full production. Whether you're a Fornés expert or new to her style, Festival Irene is a can't-miss theater experience.
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