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Jorge Ignacio Cortinas

JORGE IGNACIO CORTINAS  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC  


Jorge Ignacio Cortinas. Jorge Ignacio Cortinas' awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts and the New York Foundation for the arts; as well as the Helen Merrill award and the Robert Chesley award. His first play Maleta Mulata was produced by Campo Santo + Intersection for the arts in San Francisco. His second play Sleepwalkers was produced by the area Stage and the alliance Theatre, and was awarded a Carbonell award for Best New Work. His play Blind Mouth Singing completed runs at Chicago's Teatro Vista and the New York based National asian american Theatre Company, productions the Chicago Tribune praised as having "visionary wit" and that The New York Times called "beautiful and strange." He has been commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum and South Coast Repertory. He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and a member of New Dramatists.
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below is a list of Jorge Ignacio Cortinas's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Bird in the Hand     Blind Mouth Singing     Charm Of Preparedness, The     Look, A Latino!     Loyal Opposition, The     Our Dad Is In Atlantis     Sleepwalkers     Tight Embrace



Bird in the Hand

Synopsis:
Mixing theater and dance, Bird in the Hand isCortinas's wry comedy about feeling out of place. The play follows a man named Felix and how he came to run a theme park in Florida that exhibits tropical birds. A chorus of flamingos becomes a vehicle for the play's exploration of exile.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009    29 Aug 2012

Company:
Fulcrum Theater

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  4    Female:  3    Other:  -

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Blind Mouth Singing

Synopsis:
Blind Mouth Singing is about an overly strict matriarch; her young son Reiderico who sneaks out of the house to visit his best friend who lives at the bottom of a well; her sister who treats syphilis patients in the open-air market; and her older son who bullies everything within his reach. Secret desires and confrontations surface when Reiderico and his friend switch places
- press release

Notes:
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1st Produced:
NaaTCO    2007

Company:
National asian american Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3    Female:  2    Other:  -

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Charm Of Preparedness, The

Jorge Ignacio Cortinas
a college is turned inside out when a pre-med student begins to organize a campus-wide preparedness drill. Is this guy for real, or is this all just a ruse to impress Greta, the nursing student? Will the students who volunteer to play chemical burn victims be able to earn extra credit? Does college actually prepare anyone for anything? a very droll comedy about growing the frack up.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    2006

Company:
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1st Published:
Original Works Publishing   978-1-934962-66-4

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4    Female:  3    Other:  -

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Look, A Latino!

Synopsis:
Young and frustrated, Enrique is arrested for shoplifting. So when he shows up with an expensive pair of earrings for his mother's birthday, even his own mother can't help wondering if he's really turned over a new leaf or if he's up to his old tricks. Do we know Enrique? Or do we just know his stereotype? Inspired by Frantz Fanon's famous essay, "The Fact of Blackness,"Look, a Latino! brings to light questions of race, identity, and truth in a world more complicated than labels or stereotypes.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Ma-Yi Theater Company (New York, NY, United States)    2004

Company:
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1st Published:
University of the Philippines Press, 2007
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
15-20 min Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3    Female:  1    Other:  3 males, 1 female

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Loyal Opposition, The

Synopsis:
a smart and sassy exploration of the conundrum that is modern identity politics.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York Theatre Workshop    2004

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  1    Female:  3    Other:  -

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Our Dad Is In Atlantis

Synopsis:
Our Dad is in atlantis concerns two Mexican brothers, ages 8 and 11, who are left with their grandmother in a rural village while their father goes to the United States to look for work. Motherless, missing their father, and left in the care of relatives they scarcely know, the boys rely on one another for emotional support they are unequipped to provide, and for physical support in a naive and desperate attempt to reach their father in "atlantis
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Original Playwright - Javier Malpica

1st Produced:
Lafayette Street Theatre    2008

Company:
The Working Theater

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
translation

Parts:
Male:  2    Female:  -    Other:  -

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Sleepwalkers

Synopsis:
Tito is eighteen and living in Cuba. There is an economic crisis, he has no prospects and no job. He decides to escape to the United States.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
area Stage (Miami)    1999

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4    Female:  2    Other:  -

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Tight Embrace

Synopsis:
an elderly woman is being held hostage by two masked men. Later a young female journalist is also captured and put in the room with the other woman. Then a rescue attempt goes badly wrong.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2    Female:  3    Other:  -

Further Reference:
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