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Dr. Feelgood/ Into the Mind of Tennessee Williams: An Evening with Portuguese Playwright Armando Nascimento Rosa

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Nov 1, 2011
Nov 1, 2011
Segal Theater


Tennessee Wiliams Photo courtesy of artist

Tennessee Wiliams
Photo courtesy of artist

Award-winning Portuguese playwright and essayist Armando Nascimento Rosa joins us to discuss his recent play Dr. Feelgood: A Journey Back to Belle Reve in
the Segal Center’s celebration of Tennessee Williams’s 100th birthday. Set in 1969, the play looks at Williams’ psychiatric ward experience, shifting between reality and hallucination. Alex Roe ( Metropolitan Playhouse) will direct a staged reading followed by a discussion with Rosa, translator Alex Ladd, Annette Saddik (CUNY City Tech), and Marvin Carlson (CUNY Graduate Center). Dr. Rosa is a professor of theatre theory and playwriting at the College of Dramatic Arts and Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal, and is the author of sixteen books with original plays
and essays on drama. Presented in collaboration with LordStrangeCo Theatre and with support from the CIAC Portugal.


Armando Nascimento Rosa Photo by Fernando Colaço

Armando Nascimento Rosa
Photo by Fernando Colaço

Armando Nascimento Rosa (Évora, 1966-) is a Portuguese playwright and essayist, recipient of prestigious awards, such as the Revelation Theatre Prize Ribeiro da Fonte, in 2000, and Albufeira Drama Prize, in 2008. Author of sixteen books, with original plays and essays on drama, including two volumes published in US, both by Spring Journal Books, with critical essays by Marvin Carlson, Susan Rowland, Christine Downing, Antonio Mercado and others:  An Oedipus, the untold story (launched at MESTC in 2006), and Mary of Magdala, A Gnostic fable (2010).

Rosa had productions or staged readings of his plays in Madrid, London, New York, Zurich, Sao Paulo, New Orleans, and Ithaca. He has a Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature and teaches Theories of the Theatre and Playwriting, since 1998, at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema do Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (College of Dramatic Arts and Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal).

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!