For DC theaters, Labor Day weekend means one thing: the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival. Forum’s contribution to this annual event is a staged reading of Mimesophobia (or Before and After) by exciting playwright Carlos Murillo. We hope you can join us Saturday night!
Mimesophobia (or Before and After)
By Carlos Murillo
They seemed like the perfect couple. Affluent. Attractive. Well educated. Why did the husband brutally murder his wife and then take his own life? A desperate screenwriting duo struggles with severe writer’s block to unearth the answer.
Featuring Frank Britton, James Flanagan, Maggie Glauber, Eric Messner, Helen Pafumi, and Jenna Sokolowski.
Directed by Michael Dove
Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival
Saturday, August 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm
NORTH ATRIUM FOYER
The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Carlos Murillo is a playwright, director, and assistant professor at The Theatre School of DePaul University. His play dark play or stories for boys received its world premiere at the 31st Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville in March 2007. Carlos’ other plays include Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & #32 (or The Broken Tractor Graveyard ), A Human Interest Story (or The Gory Details and All), Offspring of the Cold War, The Patron Saint of the Nameless Dead, Schadenfreude, Near Death Experiences with Leni Riefenstahl, Never Whistle While You’re Pissin, and Subterreneans. Murillo’s plays have been developed at The Public, NY Theatre Workshop, The Goodman Theatre, South Coast Rep, Portland Center Stage, Madison Rep, the Sundance Institute, The Playwrights’ Center, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, the Chautauqua Conservatory, Annex Theatre, UC Santa Barbara, the Loyola University Museum of Art, and others.
Murillo was a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, and has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, the Minnesota State Arts Board and is a two-time recipient of the National Latino Playwriting Award from Arizona Theatre Company. He has received commissions from The Public Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, En Garde Arts and Disney Creative Entertainment. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists in New York City and a member of The Dramatists Guild.