DIRECTED BY TALIA CURTIN & KYLER TAUSTIN
Boxer Shorts returns for the Second Annual Evening of Short Plays. Providing an opportunity for collaborators and audiences to explore rarely produced work by a diverse blend of renowned and unfamiliar playwrights, Boxer Shorts presents individual yet interconnected short plays in a unique and inspiring theatrical event. This year, Brown Box will collaborate with its sister company, Icaro Teatro of Queretaro, Mexico, to share the voices of 4 playwrights of Latin American descent. The titles for this year’s Shorts include plays by Jose Rivera, Nilo Cruz, Maria Irene Fornes, and Caridad Svich.
by Jose Rivera
A reel-to-reel tape recorder sits in a windowless room. The Attendant orients the Person, introducing the machine and its consequences, imposing a universal and inescapable fate. It is too late for repentance. The tape begins to play.
by Nilo Cruz
Madrid, 1936 – A forgotten actor, Lolo, eagerly sweeps underneath a stage. As he anticipates his call to places, Lolo contemplates his career, his art, and his future while the line between reality and delusion blurs and turns to dust.
by Maria Irene Fornes
When Greta gets sick, Rainbow revisits a criminal past to provide treatment for her lover. After being cornered by Ray, Rainbow’s sacrificial journey intensifies, and questions of obligation, loyalty, sexuality, and eternity permeate their relationships.
by Caridad Svich
Two figures emerge from oily water onto an abandoned Florida beach. They are exhausted, invigorated, and rapturous. As time expands and contracts, they are transported beyond memory and suspended in eternity… if only for a moment.