As the Programming Director for the Latino Theater Company, operators of the LATC, I work with the company to craft culturally and aesthetically diverse seasons that reflect the city of Los Angeles. The Latino Theater Company has been together for almost 30 years. Working with an ensemble that respects and engages each other’s opinions the way they do, is very rewarding and I recognize this same collaborative spirit in the producing team of Artists at Play. While I knew right away that Artists at Play would be a good fit for a season at the LATC, it took some time for the timing to work out. Once the Latino Theater Company heard a table reading of In Love and Warcraft they were hooked; they loved Madhuri Shekar’s witty dialogue, the nod to Cyrano de Bergerac, and her insightful and comedic take on relationships, sex, and online role-playing games. We also unanimously agreed that the play is very ambitious in its theatricality and are all really excited to see what director Alejandra Cisneros conjures up for the West Coast premiere.
|Reading of ILAW for Latino Theater Company|