Stroke of Madness

“I drove myself mad for nothing.”

Written by Juan Ramirez

Directed by Victoria Collado


  • Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Event


An emerging painter, Manuel Marquez, known for his red color variation works, is searching for his inspiration for the color crimson. While placing the blame on his muse, Isabel, she suddenly vanishes and yet the trauma inspires his work. What is the fine line between reaching greatness and losing your sanity before life truly imitates art?

About the Playwright:

Juan Ramirez is a writer, actor and director born in The South Bronx. His latest plays are Love Diplomats at the Short + Sweet International Festival in Sydney, Australia. Love In All The Right Places at Ophelia Theatre Group and Manhattan Repertory Company, There’s A Wolf At The Door also at Manhattan Rep, and The Safety of Strangers, a one-act festival of various work at Theatre Row. Jimmy’s Tab is a 2011 Princess Grace semi-finalist, Villa Of Life is a 2014 NYU graduate screenplay finalist and Walk The Bronx is a 2015 Downtown Urban Theater Festival Finalist. He is a facilitator with Drama Club at Horizon juvenile detention facility and teaching playwriting at the Poe Park Visitor Center in The Bronx. He received his B.A. from Lehman College and his MFA from NYU Tisch.


Carmen Cabrera
Gerardo Gudiño
Bertha Leal 
Sebastian Stimman
Nora Tjossem


This Reading is free of charge–your kind donation is accepted.  The first glass of that red elixir of life–wine–is on us.  All proceeds ensure that we continue to support the genesis of theater: the playwright!

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