Staging the Daffy Dame by Anne Garcia-Romero, Directed by Risa Brainin
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
In the present, on the campus of a California
public university, Lupe, 30s, a Latina theatre
professor, directs a production of the 1613
Spanish Golden Age comedy, La Dama Boba
(The Daffy Dame), by Lope de Vega, with a cast
of four university students and two community
professionals. Tempers flare as conflicts arise
when the company addresses issues of race,
class and gender.
Anne García-Romero’s plays
have been developed and produced at the
Public Theater, O’Neill National Playwrights
Conference, the Goodman Theatre, the Mark
Taper Forum and South Coast Repertory. She
holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale
School of Drama and a Ph.D. in Theater Studies
from UC Santa Barbara. She is the Thomas J.
and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor in the
Department of Film, Television and Theatre at
the University of Notre Dame.