In this interactive discussion, acclaimed playwright and scholar Anne García-Romero will consider the ground-breaking playwriting pedagogy developed by award-winning Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés (1930-2018). Delving into elements of the Fornés playwriting method (including yoga, sense memory, visualization, drawing and utilizing found materials), García-Romero will explore the new pedagogical frameworks necessary for the sustainability of Fornesian playwriting in the twenty-first century.

Open to Princeton University students, faculty and staff.

RSVP required to Brian Herrera, A brief excerpt from García-Romero’s essay-in-process will be circulated in advance of the session to those who RSVP.


Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater and Princeton University’s Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Program in American Studies, and Program in Latino Studies.


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Anne García-Romero is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. Her book, The Fornes Frame: Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes (2016), explores how Fornes has influenced the work of Latina playwrights. Her plays include Paloma, Earthquake Chica, Provenance, Juanita’s Statue, Mary Peabody in Cuba, and Santa Concepción and have been developed and produced at the NYSF/Public Theatre, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and South Coast Repertory. She’s a founding member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, where she contributes to The Fornés Institute.

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  • Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Program in Latino Studies
  • Program in Theater
  • Program in American Studies