RECKONING: FURIES FROM A NEW QUEER NATION
by Geraldine Inoa
directed by David Mendizábal
Monday, March 19, 2018 | 2pm
Atlantic Stage 2 | 330 West 16th Street
2015: a year when the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality coincided with a record number of trans women being murdered. Reckoning: Furies from a New Queer Nation examines two of the most pressing issues affecting Queer America today: gay white male privilege and the systemic oppression of trans women. Because when a Supreme Court ruling like marriage equality passes, we must ask: what did we accomplish and who did we leave behind?
GERALDINE INOA (Playwright) is a playwright and activist based in Brooklyn. She is a member of the Public Theater’s 2016-17 Emerging Writers Group. Her play Scraps was developed through the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Up Next Series and was a semifinalist for the O’Neil National Playwrights Conference. She was a finalist for the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship at the Lark and winner of Pride Films & Plays 2016 LezPlay Contest. Her work has been developed at the Future is Female Festival, the All Out Arts Reading Series, and the Gallatin Arts Festival. She received a B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. www.geraldineinoa.com
DAVID MENDIZÁBAL (Director) is one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company in Harlem. He is also currently the Artistic Associate at Atlantic Theater Company. Directing credits include: Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic); On the Grounds of Belonging (The Public Theater); Locusts Have No King (INTAR); Evensong (APAC); And She Would Stand Like This, Look Upon Our Lowliness and Bintou (The Movement). David is a participant in the Leadership U: One-on-One program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. He is a Founding Member and Artistic Producer of The Sol Project and serves on the Steering Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons. Alumnus of The Drama League Director’s Project, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and NALAC Leadership Institute.