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Staged reading of Fuga Mundi, a collaboration between Center Stage and SPAIN arts & culture

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Fuga Mundi

A free staged reading of Fuga Mundi by Mar Gómez Glez, a collaboration between Center Stage and SPAIN arts & culture.

Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland, in conjunction with SPAIN arts & culture, presents a free reading of Fuga Mundi, a new play by Spanish playwright Mar Gómez Glez, in a new English-language translation.

Set in 17th-century Spain, Fuga Mundi explores the complicated lives of women living in an increasingly intolerant state. Audacious sculptor Juana stands at the center of a controversy surrounding her latest work: a statue of the Virgin based on a young Moorish girl. This play and its all-female cast explore the politics of gender, sexuality, and race in a society that demands conformity—or else.

The play was developed under the auspices of an International Hot Desk playwright residency at Center Stage, with the support of SPAIN arts & culture, and will be read in a new translation by Professor Jeanie Murphy (Goucher College). The collaboration between playwright Mar Gómez Glez, dramaturg Catherine María Rodríguez, and director Jacob Janssen is an outgrowth of SPAIN arts & culture’s 2013 New Plays from Spain readings.

The reading will be presented in English, with a Spanish text available.