The María Irene Fornés Institute
The LTC is committed to preserving and forwarding the legacy of María Irene Fornés. We'll regularly update this page to highlight Fornés-related news and updates on the development of the LTC's Fornés Institute.
The Fornés Institute, a new LTC initiative, preserves and archives María Irene Fornés’s legacy as a teacher, mentor and artist, through workshops, convenings and advocacy. The initiative espouses future plans for a permanent retreat/gathering space/library.
FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP
The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is proud to announce the writers who have been selected to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of playwright María Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago, from August 3 to 10, 2016.
Led by playwright Migdalia Cruz, a Fornés protégée, the workshop will culminate in a public reading of selected scenes from workshop students by professional actors in Chicago.
The workshop will be coordinated by playwright Anne García-Romero, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor, in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, at the University of Notre Dame.
The 2016 Fornés Playwriting Workshop writers:
Kristiana Rae Colón
Javier Luis Hurtado
Gregory S. Moss
Iraisa Ann Reilly
Jelisa Jay Robinson
Adriana Sevahn Nichols
Jean Carlo Yunen