EL PASO BOOK LAUNCH OF 21 PLAYS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Tuesday, February 25, 3:30 — 5pm at Café Mayapan in El Paso.
Address: 2000 Texas Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Marfa Live Arts and Marfa High School playwrights went to El Paso for the exciting launch of their new book 21 Short Plays for the 21st Century. For the past nine years Marfa Live Arts has taught the Playwriting Program at Marfa High School. Tapping into student’s stories and culture over 775 one-act plays have been written.
This book contains 21 award-winning plays written by these exceptional students. The Marfa Shorthorns in this collection are Febi Brimhall, Georgina Brugette, Adrian Cataño, Odalys Chacon, Tais Chanez, Ana Guerra, Elena Hernandez, Alyanna Hernandez, Levi Hinojos, Shelby Laviers, Luis Lozano, Brooks Marginot, Ian Marquez, Juan Martinez, Isabella Morales, Eduardo Ocon, Cristian Ontiveros, Yessenia Sanchez Duran, Uriel Torres, Andrea Torres, and Ruben D. Watts-Ortiz.
El Paso actors including Camilla Carr brought these excerpts of these powerful works to life during a short performance.
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The 21 Short Plays for the 21st Century publication and the Marfa Shorthorn event in El Paso have been generously made possible thanks to the support of the Melovee White Trust.
Marfa Live Arts' Playwriting Workshops & High School One-Act Plays are generously supported by the Marfa Education Foundation, Texas Women for the Arts and the Melovee White Trust. This program could not be realized without the collaboration of Marfa Independent School District’s Superintendent Oscar Aguero, Principal John Sherrill, PhD and educators Linda Ojeda, Sabra Laviers, and Mary Mois, Special thanks to Mónica Sánchez, Caridad Svich, Clarence Bray and in loving memory of Alice Clare.