(Hilton Als's Critic’s Notebook
appeared in the 3/22 New Yorker.)

Feminist Fatale

Even if all she’d written was “Fefu and
Her Friends” and “Mud,” the playwright and director Maria Irene Fornés, almost
eighty years old now, would have done more than her fair share in terms of
changing the face of theatre in this country. Born in Havana, Fornés became a
U.S. citizen in 1951, when writers such as LeRoi Jones and Frank O’Hara were
just beginning to find their way. But Fornés always had her voice, which was
inherently feminist and instructive without being self-serious.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/notebook/2010/03/22/100322gonb_GOAT_notebook_als#ixzz0iY55HfRf

Visit the INTAR Webs site for
more information: http://www.intartheatre.org/

(Maria Irene Fornes's
work is included in One on One:  The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st
Century and One on One:  The Best Men's Monologues for the 21st
Century–both from Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.)
  

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