People to Run From is a warped autobiography where a young woman’s life story is told in fragments.
Directed by Julian Mesri & featuring Yadira De La Riva.
About the Playwright
DIANA MARIE DELGADO, poet and playwright, grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. A graduate of the poetry programs at the University of CaliforniaRiverside and Columbia University, she has served as PoetinResidence of Northern New Mexico College and was awarded a James D. Phelan Award in Poetry from the San Francisco Foundation. Her work has appeared in the Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review, the Journal of Chicana/Latino Studies and Ploughshares. She was the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship and attended the 2011 Monarch Theater Playwriting Workshops, where her short play, Desire Road, was given a staged reading at La MaMa La Galleria in NYC. Her poetry collection, LateNight Talks with Men I Think I Trust won the 2015 Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
About the Artists
Julian Mesri is an Argentinean-American theater director and composer. He is the artistic director of Sans Comedia, a bilingual theater company. Recent work includes Los Columpios (IATI Theater) and new musical Bethlehem (St Pauls Theater). www.sanscomedia.com
Yadira De La Riva is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. She has toured nationally and internationally as an actor, solo performer and poet, dedicating a body of work to celebrating fronteriz@s (border people) and the creative survival of border politics. She is also a student and educator of Theater of the Oppressed, Suzuki, Viewpoints and Spoken Word. She is honored for the opportunity to collaborate on this project! www.yadiradelariva.com and www.onejourneychronicles.com.
About Experiments 16
For Experiments 16: New Century Female Dramatists, curators Jessica Hagedorn & John Jesurun have invited four New York based female playwrights to present a concert style reading of a new work in progress. The four writers represent a cross section of New York’s population, and each work brings a unique perspective on contemporary relationships, attachments, and identities.
Experiments Play Reading Series
Now accepting submissions! For the 21st season of La MaMa Experiments we will focus on theatre-makers working outside the American experience. Whether it’s plays about navigating the UK’s National Health Service or escaping an arranged marriage in India’s upperclass society, each month during our season we will present works in progress that explore universal themes set in frameworks foreign to most Americans.