A Cold Reading of The House of Bernarda Alba
By Federico García Lorca
Discussion facilitated by Inés del Castillo
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Completed just two months before he was assassinated in the Spanish Civil War, Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba explores individual freedom, societal oppression, tradition, honor, and family. Following the death of her husband, matriarch Bernada Alba decrees to her five daughters that their home will be locked down in the traditional eight years of mourning. With the eldest daughter engaged, and all five daughters yearning to start their lives, Bernarda turns to harsher and harsher methods to maintain the family order. Secrets are forced out, tradition is threatened, and the family's honor is irreparably shaken. Please be advised that this play contains scenes that depict domestic violence, suicide, and mention of infanticide and violence against women.
This reading will take place on Zoom, followed by a discussin facilitated by Inés del Castillo. RSVP here for the link!
Save the Date for an End of Summer Picnic!
Cap off the summer and cheers to the fall with us at our End of Summer Picnic this Labor Day! Join us in Prospect Park for drinks, laughs, snacks, and plenty of friends. TIA will have some snacks and drinks, but we encourage folks to bring a food or beverage to share. Plus, feel free to bring instruments, pets, friends, frisbees or anything else you can think of for a fun afternoon in the park! Find more details and sign up on our RSVP form.
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.