The New World School of the Arts college theater students present the epic tragedy by Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, Blood Wedding. The three-act play, directed by NWSA faculty member Jennifer De Castroverde highlights the talent of juniors and seniors in the college program of NWSA in a play that has as much relevance today as it did almost a century ago. Blood Wedding centers around ordinary women whose passionate natures leads them to rebel against societal constraints. A story of dissent, frustration, and guilt which eventually leads to inevitable loss and death, this poignant tragedy explores the everlasting struggle of gender roles and societal norms.
“Having explored Lorca’s play Yerma at NWSA, the actors and I found ourselves once again on a path of deeper understanding of the language. In this production, I aim to offer the audience the experience of a fully original score composed, sung, and played on instruments such as the flute, piano, castanets, tambourines, and the traditional cajon by the students in this production. Guests will also see original choreography from the actor playing Leonardo, who has grown up in the world of Flamenco and understands Lorca’s huge contribution to the dance,” explained De Castroverde.
Blood Wedding was written in 1932, and first performed in Madrid in 1933. With its poetic structure, the play highlights the playwright’s feeling of social conformity and restrictions, specifically as it relates to gender roles and marriage. Garcia Lorca spoke of Duende, the irrational, dark, sad, inspired force that is in art and gives you chills and butterflies. In this production, the director hopes to hear and feel the breath and voice of a poet condemned to suppress his sexuality, but who lived and loved deeply in his dreams, imagination, and writing.
The New World School of the Arts theater program is dedicated to the professional training of talented and committed students interested in pursuing a performing career in theater and music theater, offering students an opportunity to work in a hands-on intensive, physically demanding, artistically challenging and exciting environment. Guided by faculty who are professional actors, directors, playwrights and designers, the curriculum is a progressive journey toward the ownership of a personal technique and a comprehensive methodology of working. The faculty guides the student through the discovery and exploration of self, the learning of diverse techniques used in our craft, intensive rehearsal process, and finally the application of this knowledge into dramatic forms and styles in productions. The NWSA College BFA program culminates each year with showcases in Miami and in New York City. Information about the NWSA Theater program is available by calling 305-237-3260.
A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, New World School of the Arts is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and University of Florida. NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative, and academic development through a curriculum that reflects our community and the rich multicultural state of Florida. Through our partners NWSA confers the high school diploma, Associate of Arts degree, and Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design. NWSA’s rigorous eight-year curriculum and conservatory-style teaching has empowered students in our community and our nation to become leaders in the arts for more three decades.
Information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3135 or nwsa.mdc.edu.
March 31; 7 PM
April 1; 7 PM
April 2; 7 PM
April 3; 2 PM
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
General admission $12 / Students and seniors $5