Iowa Directors Festival: Letters from Cuba
Letters from Cuba seamlessly moves back and forth in time, place, and spirit, linking a recently emigrated dancer in New York City to her family across the sea in Cuba. The play interweaves familial, romantic, and platonic love into a singular feeling of closeness and affection. A poetic reflection on the act of artistic creation, on memory and dreams, on longing desires, and how the yearning of a brother and sister to reunite is so strong it defies the logic of time and space. Letters from Cuba quietly explores the connections and separations between people and across borders, through an ethereal, dreamy lens.
Meeting the Moment: Cuba Then & Now
Saturday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. CST on Zoom (link to register below)
The Department of Theatre Arts invites you to join us for a panel discussion about Cuban performance, art, and cultural memory in conjunction with this production.
Panelists will include:
Natalie Villamonte Zito (director of Letters from Cuba)
Orlando Lopez (Cuban-American actor in Letters from Cuba, playing the roles of Gerardo/Jerry)
Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder (assistant professor, English department)
Caridad Svich (award-winning playwright, translator, and editor)
Fredo Rivera (art and architectural historian, assistant professor of art history at Grinnell College, and drag performer)
Moderated by Rob Ascher (dramaturg of Letters from Cuba)
Registration is required. Click here to register for Meeting the Moment: Cuba Then & Now.
In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
Iowa Directors Festival 2022
This production is part of the Iowa Directors Festival which includes four productions produced over two weeks, all directed by the MFA directing candidates.
Week #1 (February 3–5)
Week #2 (February 10–12)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.
Capacity is limited and all seating is general admission. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.