Daphnie Sicre presented the AfroLatine Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Reynaldo Piniella livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 15 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 will bring their unique perspective on how to write dramatic texts. They will 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) will be online via HowlRound during each session.
Reynaldo Piniella is an actor, writer, activist, and educator from East New York, Brooklyn. His co-created bilingual Spanish-English Hamlet has been developed at the Public Theater, Folger Theatre, and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. As a playwright, his work has been commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage and been produced by Ars Nova, San Diego Rep, Single Carrot Theatre, the Lee Strasberg Institute at New York University Tisch, the Center at West Park, Harlem9, the 24 Hour Plays, and Pioneer Theatre Guild. His plays have been developed by the National Black Theatre, the Lark, the Billie Holiday Theatre, Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective, HB Studio, and the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative. He received the Thomas Barbour Award for playwriting for his play Black Doves. He has received fellowships from Theatre Communications Group, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the All Stars Project. He is an alum of All for One Theater’s solo collective and the Civilians’ R&D Group and is a current New Victory Theater LabWorks artist and an artist-in-residence at Abingdon Theatre Company and Culture Lab LIC.