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Monday 8 June 2020

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Marissa Chibas

A Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S.

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Monday 8 June 2020

Tlaloc Rivas presented the Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour with Marissa Chibas livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 8 June 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. MDT (Denver) / 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Latinx Superfriends Playwriting Hour is a Latinx-led playwriting series featuring writers/theatremakers from across the U.S. to share writing practices, experiences, and insightful anecdotes of practice, process, and inspiration.

Each week one playwright will each bring their own views on how to write dramatic texts, offering tips and prompts via their own particular social consciousness, approaches to theatrical style and form, and how to communicate to your intended audiences. The series is intended for aspiring writers, students of dramatic writing, or for anyone interested creating thoughtful, visceral, and unique blueprints for performance, whether for the stage, screen or other media.

Tlaloc Rivas (curator) and Thea Rodgers (moderator) will be online via HowlRound during each session.

WRITER BIO
Marissa Chibas is a writer, performer, filmmaker, recipient of a TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement and a NewFilmakers LA filmmaker of the month award (September ‘19). Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, which premiered at REDCAT, has toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico and was published by Routledge press. Her documentary short, Finding Shelter has screened at the following festivals; NewFilmakers LA, Official Latino Film Festival, The Segal Center, Nevertheless Film Festival and San Diego Latino Film Festival where it won best short documentary award. Her silent film/performance piece, Clara’s Los Angeles, was presented at REDCAT’s NOW festival. In April 2017 she co-created and performed in a video installation at Fabrica de Arte in Havana, Nostalgia, in collaboration with Cuban artist Aissa Santiso. Her short film Zohra was presented in various film festivals and was nominated for best actress and best comedy awards at the 2018 Official Latino Film Festival, and was broadcast on BronxNet. Her most recent work includes writing and performing in an Audible Original collection edited by Teatro Luna, Talking While Female and other Dangerous Acts. Marissa is Director of Duende CalArts, a Latinx initiative out of the CalArts Center For New Performance.
marissachibas.com

WHAT HAPPENS DURING 'LATINX SUPERFRIENDS PLAYWRITING HOUR'
Each session will be one hour. Each program will be livestreamed via Zoom sessions and the HowlRound livestream. The general format will be that each playwright will spend the first half of each session taking you through writing exercises, prompts, etc. and during the second half will answer any questions the online Zoom audience and online social audience might have regarding their own work and their own creative process (format is also subject to change because each writer is unique!). Please note: due to the nature of the session, each playwright will focus on answering questions about being a writer and the writing process and will not be offering critiques on any written work.

Want to join the Zoom call? Sign up here.

*Please note: Joining the Zoom session means that we will be able to see your face and hear your voice in the Zoom conversation and in the live stream. Space in the Zoom class is limited and subject to availability.

About HowlRound TV

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 to develop our knowledge commons collectively. 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 tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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