Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes (1930-2018) created astonishing worlds onstage. When she stopped writing due to dementia, a friendship with a young writer and filmmaker Michelle Memran (Dasha Amsterdam Epstein Visiting Artist in Theatre, Barnard College) reignited her visionary creative spirit, triggering a film collaboration that picked up where the pen left off.
The film is experimental in its storytelling, exploring the filmmaker and subject’s artistic exchange, mutual influence, and the co-constitution of story and memory. At the heart of this film, we see a dedication to a life and cultural legacy, and a friendship.
This event is free, open to the public, and mobility accessible. RSVP is preferred, not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Presented by BCRW and the Department of Theatre, Barnard College