Tag: Michelle Memran

The Maria Irene Fornes Play Marathon We Need Right Now

[Full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report, August 21, 2018.] On Mon., Aug. 27, a 12-hour marathon of staged readings at Public Theater will celebrate the life and work of Cuban-born playwright Maria Irene Fornes. The event falls amidst an encore week of screenings of an extraordinary documentary about Fornes, called The Rest I Make Up, that premiered at the

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“The Camera is My Beloved”: Michelle Memran Creates Documentary Art with María Irene Fornés

[article originally published in HowlRound, June 12, 2018.] The Rest I Make Up is a poetic rumination by filmmaker Michelle Memran about playwright María Irene Fornés, now in her late 80s and living with late-stage Alzheimer’s. The film is a visual and literary love letter to its subject. I talked with Michelle in late February 2018, about a week

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