The Venetians - Streaming Creative

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Playwright
Matthew Barbot
Playwright Barbot has described his plays as stories about stories, with much of his work dealing with myth, religion, family legends, comic books, other plays, race and history, as well as the ways we navigate our relationships to all of these things. “The Venetians” was honored as winner of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2019 [email protected] New Play Series. His “El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom” (Kennedy Center Darrel Ayers Award, Kennedy Center Latinidad Award) received its world premiere at Two River Theater in 2018. His work “Infallibility” was selected as one of Indie Theater Now's "Best of Fringe NYC 2013" and his “Saints Go Marching” (semifinalist: 2018 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference) was selected to feature on Steppenwolf's The Mix list. Barbot has worked with comic book creator Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez as an editor and co-writer for “Darryl Makes Comics' DMC,” as well as Somos Arte's “La Borinqueña.”
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Director
Edward Torres
Director Torres’ directing credits include the California premiere of “Water by the Spoonful” and the world premiere of “The Happiest Song Plays Last” (both by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes) as well as “Macbeth” for The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. Torres directed the world premiere of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” at Victory Gardens, named Best Play of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Time Out Chicago and recipient of Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production and Best Director. He also directed subsequent productions at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and at Second Stage Theater in New York (Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and Obie Award for Best New American Play). Torres received a 2010 3Arts Artist Award and was a guest director at the 2011 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. He is artistic director emeritus at Teatro Vista, which he co-founded with Henry Godinez in 1991.
Stage Manager
Leigh Barrett

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