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Thursday 8 June 2023

AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Cándido Tirado

An AfroLatine-Led Playwriting Series Featuring Writers/Theatremakers from Across the United States

Thursday 8 June 2023

Daphnie Sicre presented the AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Cándido Tirado livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 8 June 2023 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -7).

The AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour is an incredible opportunity to learn from AfroLatine-led playwrights and theatremakers from all corners of the United States. With a wealth of experience, they will share their writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes on the process, inspiration, and practices of dramatic writing.

Each week, a different playwright brings their unique perspective on how to write dramatic texts. They offer valuable tips and prompts based on their social consciousness, approaches to theatrical style and form, and strategies to effectively communicate with their intended audiences. This series is designed for aspiring writers, students of dramatic writing, or anyone interested in creating thoughtful, visceral, and unique blueprints for performance, whether it’s for the stage, screen, or any other medium. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to hone your writing skills and learn from some of the most talented voices in the Latine community.

Daphnie Sicre (curator and moderator) was online via HowlRound during each session.

Cándido Tirado is the author of numerous plays including Fish Men, which was co-produced by the Goodman Theatre and Teatro Vista, nominated for four Jeffs and Steinberg awards, the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (TCG), and New York Foundation of the Arts NYFA fellowship. Credits incldue Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz, co-written with Carmen Rivera (New World Stages, New York City; Athenaeum, Chicago; Bellas Artes, Santurce, Puerto Rico); Momma’s Boyz (produced by Teatro Vista, Chicago; Spanish Repertory, New York City; Ateneo, Puerto Rico; NYFA fellowship; chosen Chicago top-ten plays in 2011 by the Huffington Post); The Barber Shop (Spanish Repertory); King Without a Castle (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater and Sundance Institute Theatre Lab; NYFA fellowship); First Class, Checking Out (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater); Some People Have All the Luck (National Theater of Dominican Republic), Salsa Nights (Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater), and The Kid Next Door (NYFA fellowship). Other plays include Two Diamonds, When Nature Calls, Abuelo, The Missing Colors of the Rainbow, Hey There Black Cat, The Pursuit of Happiness, La Cancion (commissioned by Spanish Repertory), and Palladium and House of Souls, both co-written.

He was also a staff writer for the hit web series East WillyB and the co-founder Educational Plays Productions with his wife, Carmen Rivera, which tours the public schools with socially relevant plays for youth.

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HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based, peer-produced, open-access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing-arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and develop our knowledge commons collectively. Anyone can participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected] or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal. View the video archive of past events.

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