Axaxaxas Mlö

“We can’t create anything. We can only discover.”

Written by Xavi Morató

Directed by Victoria Collado

Date:

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 8:00pm

Language: Spanish

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

Website: Facebook Event

Synopsis

Alba and Bruna are happy together. Genuinely happy. But happiness never lasts, especially on a stage. And especially when–in that stage–there is a playwright reading the stage directions out loud, and when that playwright has to tell a story, and when that story has to be packed with conflict. The playwright, thus, condemns the couple to have a relationship that people will never understand nor approve of. A forbidden relationship that even Alba is against. The most amazing and unexpected and shocking forbidden relationship ever, something that the playwright is so very proud of having come up with. But then again, he knows that this is not true. He knows that he did not create anything, that all stories existed before him and that he rather discovered this one. Created by him or not, the playwright thinks that it's a pretty darn good story, and that it looks quite rare. And he's about to tell it.

About the Playwright

Xavi Morató is a Barcelona-based playwright, stage director and screenplay writer born in 1983. He premiered more than 20 plays, full-length and short form. His plays have been performed in a dozen Barcelona theaters, and also in other Spanish cities (Madrid, Valencia, Malaga) and in Latin America (Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico). He received different awards for his written plays, the most relevant of them being the Premi Born de Teatre in 2014, which is the most prestigious award for an unproduced play in Spain. Xavi also writes for the famous satirical magazine El Jueves, where he's been collaborating uninterruptedly since 2006. Xavi graduated from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra with a Communications Degree and he also studied Stage Direction and Playwriting in Barcelona's Institut del Teatre. He writes mainly comedies, but also dramas and experimental plays, and he is long experienced in the musical genre as most of the full-length plays that he premiered are musicals.

Tickets

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!

Seating is limited–RSVP opens June 1.