LA PALOMA PRISONER is a participant in New Georges’ Supported Productions program, in which we provide resources, mentorship and an institutional platform to affiliated artists producing their work independently. So proud to support Raquel and Estefania’s amazing project. Join us there!
LA PALOMA PRISONER
by Raquel Almazán
directed by Estefanía Fadul
Next Door at NYTW
April 19 – May 9, 2020
LA PALOMA PRISONER is a multi-disciplinary play about the reclamation of identity by women in the Colombian prison system. Based on the true story of a group of incarcerated women selected as beauty queen contestants at the Buen Pastor prison in Bogotá, this new play interweaves the ritualistic journey of a “parade of prisoners” within Colombia’s social, political, and spiritual history. The play centers on an infamous woman nicknamed “La Paloma” who transcendentally soars beyond physical and societal barriers to avenge the raped women of Bogotá. Her actions revolutionize the women’s lives, Bogotá’s prison society, and the world beyond its walls.
This play was developed alongside and will continue a community engagement program of panels, workshops, staged readings, and community partnerships with organizations dedicated to serving people impacted by the criminal justice system.
Tickets will be on sale soon! Watch this space for more information, and learn more about community partners and special events at lapalomaprisonerproject.com.
April 8, 2020
The note that introduced our first tiny play on March 18 (below in italics, or scroll all the way down to go back in time!) is all the introduction you need to the fast-accumulating rest, each accompanied by the introductory … Continue reading
February 12, 2020
Announcing Cycle 7, the new group of Audrey residents at New Georges! Named for Audrey Bernfield, Susan’s mom, an innovative mentor and of course a great supporter of our company, the year-long residencies that make up our core play development program … Continue reading
February 5, 2020
Yes, yes, yes!! ISLANDER is a participant in New Georges’ Supported Productions program, in which we provide resources, mentorship and an institutional platform to affiliated artists producing their work independently — and was generated in our Audrey Residency program, too (our residency … Continue reading
December 10, 2019
On Saturday, December 7, at their annual meeting, New Georges received the 2019 Outstanding Theatre Award from The National Theatre Conference. In turn, we got to select the recipient of the NTC Emerging Professional Award — and couldn’t resist choosing … Continue reading