After the Fire

“Mistakes are made and are scattered into forever.”

Written by Diana Marie Delgado

Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite


  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:30pm

Language: English

Location: ART/NY (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018)


After the Fire is a poem—performance—novella—for the stage. The play conflates poetic technique with fractured monologues and dissolving scenes to explore the lives of: Arthur (a kite brought down by a gale), The Old Woman (Arthur’s mother), Angela (sand at the bottom of the ocean), and Pauline (Gabriel’s mother) Beginning in media res, the plot continuously shifts and alternates, revealing bits and pieces of each character to build a dream-like meditation about how even after death what “happened” continues to arrest us.

About the Playwright:

Diana Marie Delgado, poet and playwright, grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. A graduate of the poetry programs at the University of California-Riverside and Columbia University.  Her poetry collection Late-Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust, was a finalist for the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. The recipient of the 2010 Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship, she attended the 2011 Monarch Theater Playwriting Workshops and worked under the tutelage of Migdalia Cruz and John Jesurun. Her play,  Desire Road, was given a staged reading at La MaMa La Galleria in NYC in 2011 and was published in PALABRA Magazine (Issue 8 2012). In addition, the play, later titled, After the Fire, was a finalist for the 2011 La MaMa ETC's Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award.


Alfredo Huereca
María Helan
Sheila Dabney
Haydn Díaz

Access to the Reading:

Pay $5 at the door and get a glass of "vino"