The 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, an 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.

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) produced the 2018 LTC María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium on 14 April 2018. If you didn't make it to the Symposium, you watch the livestream!

Past National Fornés Events

Hero Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
8 June—25 June 2017
The Conduct of Life directed by José Luis Valenzuela at The Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts 

Stage Left and Cor Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
8 January—12 February 2017
What of the Night? directed by Carlo Murillo at Theatre Wit
Read the Chicago Tribune review!

Halcyon Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
18 August—8 October 2016
Fefu and Her Friends directed by Tony Adams, produced by Halcyon Theatre

Fornés Playwriting Workshop Reading, Chicago Dramatists, Chicago, IL, USA
10 August 2016
Reading of work by 14 participants in the inaugural Fornés Playwriting Workshop, taught by Migdalia Cruz, coordinated by Anne García-Romero and sponsored by the University of Notre Dame

Signature Theatre, New York, NY, USA
3 May—12 June 2016
The One Acts directed by Lila Neugebauer
Edward Albee's The Sandbox, María Irene Fornés' Drowning, Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro

Hero Theatre Fornés Festival, Los Angeles, CA, USA
31 March—10 April 2016
The festival of readings of Fornés' plays will be held at the Rosenthal Theatre at Inner-City Arts.

No Passport Conference: Fornés Panel, New York, NY, USA
14 March 2016
Gallatin School, NYU
Panalists will include Cusi Cram, Quiara Alegria Hudes and Anne García-Romero

The Goodman Theatre Fornés Celebration, Chicago, IL, USA

21—29 February 2016
Readings of Fefu and Her FriendsConduct of LifeMud, and Sarita, plus panel

HB Studios, New York, NY, USA

11—21 February 2016
Conduct of Life directed by George Bartenieff at HB Studios

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