International Theatre Award Ceremony Honoring Patricia Ariza – Oct. 27

Please Be Our Guest us for the 2nd Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Ceremony honoring:

Patricia Ariza (Colombia, South America)

2014 Guilder/Coigney Awardee


Monday, October 27, 2014

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

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An Exciting, All-day Immersion in Patricia’s Life and Legacy!

11:30am – 12:00pm Screening videos about Patricia—an introduction to the 48-year career of this enduring theatre artist, activist, poet and innovator Martin E. Segal Theatre Center


12:30pm – 2:00pm Live Interview with Patricia, conducted by Diana Taylor, Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, live streamed with Audience Q&A (English/Spanish with translator) Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
3:30pm – 5:00pm Patricia in Action! An open rehearsal highlighting Patricia’s workshop process Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
6:30pm – 7:00pm Colombian Musical Overture featuring FolkCOLOMBIA artist Johanna Castaned and her band, playing Música Llanera, the traditional music of Colombia’s Eastern Plains Elebash Recital Hall


7:00pm – 8:30pm Award Ceremony and Celebration: a mix of talk, music and performance excerpts (Girl Be Heard, Culture Project, Patricia’s work) inspired by and honoring Patricia, and acknowledging her co-nominees. Elebash Recital Hall
9:00pm – 11:00pm After-Party: cash bar with OUTSTANDING VIEWS and donated food from the Arepa Lady, Churrascaria Plataforma, Cupcake Cafe, and others! 230 Fifth Avenue

Rooftop Garden

PATRICIA ARIZA is a legendary producer, director, actress, playwright and poet who has worked on the front lines for justice and social change in Colombia, South America for her entire career. On September 9th she received the 3rd Annual National Human Rights Award from Colombia, which remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a human rights defender. A feminist, social reformer and political activist, she has received multiple awards and international attention both for her breathtakingly beautiful productions and the causes they publicize. These massive productions in very public squares bring together professional artists to perform alongside casts, in the hundreds, of women who have been abused, young people living on the streets, as well as others who have been displaced by the unrelenting social upheaval due to Colombia’s many violent conflicts. Since co-founding the experimental el Teatro La Candelaria and Corporacion Colombiana de Teatro in the 1960s and 70s, Ariza has never lost her core belief in the transformational power of theatre – even when she herself had to wear a bullet-proof vest and continue operating under threat of bombing. The Corporacion organizes the biannual Festival Alternativo de Teatro and the internationally acclaimed Festival de Mujeres en Escena (Women on Stage Festival) annually.

Ariza arrives in New York City on October 24th for 10 days of events and activities celebrating her life and legacy.



Tuesday, October 28, 7pm: America’s Society: Miriam Colón (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater) interviews Patricia, who reads her own poetry (English translations read by Tony-nominee Josie De Guzman); Wednesday, October 29, 11am: La Mama: MAKING CHANGE-MAKING THEATRE, a performance and panel event on the work of all nominees, sponsored by O’Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation; Monday, November 3, 6pm: Salon hosted by LPTW Networking Committee at Pranna Restaurant





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