Saturday, August 4 at 2:00pm

The Earl Hamner Playwrights Conference


The Angel’s Suicide
Aurora Mateos,
trans. from Spanish by Rick Hite

Directed by Boomie Pedersen
Dramaturg: Robert Graham Small
Production Stage Manager: Guinn Baker
Technical Director: J. Taylor

Guard Robert Blumenstein
Aicha Jacquie Harvey
Woman Emma Givens
Ilan Steven Williams

Aurora Mateos (Paris, France) works at the UN (Paris) as an attorney of Sea Law. Her artistic mentors include renowned dramatists Fermín Cabal, Ernesto Caballero, Ignacio del Moral and Alan Ayckbourn. She has served as Editor of two magazines (Acento Andaluz and Malagavariaciones) and Director of the literature section of the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Málaga. She received the “Martin Recuerda Award” in 2006 for the “Angel´s Suicide” and the 2006 “Teatro Exprés Award” with “Algunas notas sobre la anormalidad”. Her published work includes a book of poetry, “El perfume de Babel” (Unicaja publisher, 2002) and several plays “El amigo de medianoche” (La Avispa Publisher, 2003), and “Agua•” (La Avispa Publisher, 2003 and Universidad Autónoma de México, 2006).

The EARL HAMNER PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, now in its second year, is a three-week residential workshop for eight to ten playwrights. It is a venue for them to work on and experiment with new scripts in a company of experienced actors, directors, dramaturges & technicians, giving the playwrights time and space to work on their own visions. During the residency, the playwrights continually rewrite and experiment with their scripts. Staged Readings of each play are offered to the public on the final days of the conference; the Staged Readings are followed by a question and observation session.

The Earl Hamner Playwrights Conference is supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
The Hamner Theater is a non-profit project of the Rockfish Valley Community Center.