Monday night, I saw an In The Rough reading of Marisela Orta’s play WOMAN ON FIRE. Marisela’s also a poet, so the language and images were predictably gorgeous. Plus, the Playwrights Foundation pulled together a fantastic cast, so the whole thing was great. (And it was fun to catch up with Aaron Loeb, Peter Nachtrieb, Garret Groenveld, Jonathan Spector and Amy Mueller, who will all now end up at this blog when they google themselves.)
Marisela’s having an awesome year, y’all. Which you’d know if you’d been reading her blog. From appearing on the cover of Theater Bay Area Magazine as an up-and-coming playwright to residencies at Marin Theatre Company and Playwrights Foundation. Plus, she’s a cofounder of Playwright’s Pub Night, which makes her A-1 tops in my book. I predict quite a few productions up-and-coming.