Post by MarfaLiveArts on Apr 4, 2019 9:11:28 GMT -6
88 CROSSTOWN Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7 PM (Doors at 6:30 PM) Crowley Theater 98 S Austin St, Marfa FREE
Marfa Live Arts’ 2019 playwright-in-residence Mónica Sánchez presents 88 CrossTown with local Marfa actors Art Ruiz and Junie Villarreal.
88 Crosstown, a play set during an urban crosstown bus ride in the middle of the night. The driver character serves as a guide who calls out each stop along the way, and is also musician/Foley artist creating the ambient sounds of the night ride. Two lone passengers travel this nocturnal route, “Young Man” and “Woman.” What begins as a threatening, unwanted advance by “Young Man” evolves into an unlikely and surprisingly intimate friendship between the two by the time the bus ride is over. These two, despite disparities in gender, age, education and class, each expose the common challenges presented by gentrification, substance abuse, familial and romantic relationships.
During her time in Marfa, Sánchez will also teach Marfa Live Arts' 8th Annual Playwriting Workshop with Marfa High School students. Her work with Marfa Live Arts in collaboration with Marfa Independent School District is the primary reason Sánchez will be in Marfa. She will work one-on-one with students in their English classes helping them write their own one-act plays.
The staged reading of 88 CrossTown with playwright Mónica Sánchez will run 40 minutes and be free and open to the community.