Author Archives: IATI Theater

About IATI Theater

Bilingual Latinx Theatre Company that provokes introspection through cutting-edge performing arts. We support multicultural, diverse and underserved communities while harnessing and empowering unique voices.

Three on a Match and Finding Your Audience by Rhett Martinez

I tried to write “normal” plays for a while. I really did. I just couldn’t do it. When I first started writing stories (not plays), I didn’t even think about realism. My favorite writers were always surreal, fantastic, speculative, so … Continue reading

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My Journey Into Magical Realism By Juan Ramirez, Jr.

I have been a dramatist for roughly – and I use that word meaning both time and manner –about ten years. I was always creating stories since I could learn to write. If you asked, many would argue that I … Continue reading

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Gazoline by Jordi Casanovas

GAZOLINE estrenada en el IATI Theater de New York.  Es una situación muy curiosa y extraña, pues es la primera vez que se estrena una obra nueva/inédita mía sin que pueda estar presente, viviéndolo desde la distancia.  Aún así, me … Continue reading

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The Story Behind STORAGE LOCKER by Jeff Stolzer

Four years ago, I found myself obsessively watching a cable reality show called STORAGE WARS. The premise was simple and compelling – a ragtag group of professional and amateur bidders competed at on-site auctions to acquire self-storage lockers whose owners … Continue reading

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Another Year Fueling the Genesis of Theater, By Haydn Díaz

In Cimientos 2016, we saw a mother plead for a diagnosis of madness while being evaluated after a crime of passion; we witnessed the arcane consequences of genetic modification on the human race; we saw a devilish man seek redemption … Continue reading

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A Playwright Finding His Foundation by Juan Ramirez

The Cimientos Play Development Program at IATI is where playwrights meet with staff to work on plays that lean away from realism and sit comfortably on avant-garde. Selected playwrights read each other’s work and gather for weekly meetings to analyze, … Continue reading

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The Swings (a short story) by Roger Simeon

There was this little playground I used to go with my granddad when I was a kid. It was not much, actually, just an outdated slide, a sandbox for toddlers and two plain and rustic swings chained to a metal … Continue reading

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A Philosophical Dilemma at the Heart of ‘Idiota’ by Carlos Rojas

El Mandatario Idiota (The Idiot Ruler) reads like a mad, discarded draft of an eventual masterpiece, pilfered from the treasure chest of the inimitable Cervantes.  There’s a deluded ruler, who grows drunker with his own rich descriptions of his increasing … Continue reading

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Atmósfera y sugerencia en Balanza de los instintos (Antonio César Morón)

Atmósfera y sugerencia en Balanza de los instintos, escrito por Antonio César Morón para IATI Theater. Continue reading

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Creating Hard and Adventurous Truths

Montera, for me, will always taste like truth. From the moment I agreed to take on the adventure of visualizing it, the idea of exposing raw minds to the female body and the intrinsic sensuality represented in the day-to-day of … Continue reading

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