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Dogteam Theatre Project launches its inaugural Off-Broadway season with two world premieres.

“La Viuda,” by Cuban American pioneer María Irene Fornés, explores a woman’s fight for dignity after the Spanish-American War. Actor, director, devisor, and translator Olga Sanchez Saltveit, with over 25 years of experience, translates and directs the play. Saltveit served as artistic director emerita for Milagro, the Pacific Northwest’s premier Latinx arts & culture organization. Her work centers Latine playwrights and has been seen throughout the US and in Peru, Venezuela and Honduras. She is a member of the Fornés Institute and the Advisory Committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons.

The other half of the double bill is Sam Collier’s “A Hundred Circling Camps,” a look at the forgotten 1932 Bonus Army protest. Collier is a playwright whose other works include “The Light that’s Left,” “Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King,” “Thing with Feathers” and “Silo Tree.” She holds an MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa and is currently working on a PhD in theater and performance studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She co-hosts the playwriting podcast Beckett’s Babies.

Atlantic Stage 2 is the Atlantic Theater Company’s black box space, located in the basement of their building in Chelsea. It is a smaller, more intimate venue than the company’s main stage, and is often used for new play readings and productions.

Both shows play July 9-August 4 at The Atlantic Stage 2. This is an exciting opportunity to see new work by talented Latina playwrights and directors.

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