by Anna García Romero
8 p.m. / February 26 & 27
Swain Hall, Studio 6
Admission is free with a suggested five-dollar donation; seats may be reserved via the Process Series website.
Mary Domingo, a new play by Anne García Romero, follows the story of Mary Peabody Mann, widow of 19th century American education reformer Horace Mann. In the aftermath of her husband’s death, Mary hopes to carry on his work by translating a book by Domingo Sarmiento, a brilliant and attractive intellectual and admirer of Mann’s ideas. As she gets deeper into her relationship with Domingo, Mary struggles to make herself heard. She espouses the ideals of gender equality, but is she ready to stand up to the men in her life?
Crackling with wit, Mary Domingo follows one woman’s struggle to find her own voice.
This reading is co-sponsored by the Teatro Latina/o program in the UNC Program of Latina/o Studies.
Mary Domingo represents the eighth year that the Process Series has featured a work co-sponsored by the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Program in Latina/o Studies, says Joseph Megel, Artistic Director of the Process Series. These collaborations and connections deepen and enrich our artists and the community alike, as we explore what is possible in performance, interrogating multiple disciplines, multiple cultures and the diverse reach of the arts.
About the Playwright
Anna García Romero’s plays include Mary Domingo, Provenance, Paloma, Earthquake Chica, Mary Peabody in Cuba, Desert Longing, Juanita’s Statue and Santa Concepcion. Her plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, The Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Goodman Theatre, Summer Play Festival (Off-Broadway), The Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Repertorio Español, The Orchard Project and South Coast Repertory. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment. She’s been a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis as well as a MacDowell Colony fellow. Her translation of Jordi Galcerán’s The Grönholm Method is expected to open on Broadway in Spring 2016. She’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. Her plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, NoPassport Press and Playscripts. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. She is an alumna of New Dramatists and the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit. She’s currently a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.
About the Process Series
Dedicated to the development of new and significant works in the performing arts, The Process Series (Joseph Megel, founding artistic director) features professionally mounted, developmental presentations of new works in progress. The mission of the Series is to illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas take form, to examine the creative process, to offer audiences the opportunity to follow artists and performers as they explore and discover and by so doing to enrich the development process for artists with the ultimate goal of better art and a closer relationship between artists and audiences.
About the UNC Latina/o Studies Program
Latina/o Studies as a field is constituted out of the transdisciplinary study of Latina/o cultural production and experience in terms of a whole variety of factors. Latinas/os are defined as people of Latin American and/or Iberian heritage living and working in the United States or U.S.-based but also moving between the U.S. and the rest of the Americas. Latinas/os are ethno-racially diverse, of African, indigenous, Asian, and European descent; linguistically diverse, speaking varieties of English, Spanish, Portuguese, Spanglish, African, Asian, and indigenous languages; and culturally diverse, coming from more than 35 countries and 5 continents.