DAY 82: Playwright/Director Eduardo Machado
Eduardo Machado... his name is like an awesome chant... Eduardo Machado... tunes the vibes, aligns the senses... kind of like his writing, aligning all the senses, bringing you into the characters and their stories... maybe its his Cuban ancestry that allows for a little extra magic woven into the storytelling, but we're not the only ones who believe in Eduardo's talent... multi award winning, head of multi training programs (currently head of NYU Tisch Playwriting program)... over 40 plays produced on some of the most exciting stages around (including ours! with HAVANA IS WAITING in 2001 and currently WORSHIP at Theater for the New City)... heading up writers rooms on TV shows (currently STARZ Network's MAGIC CITY)... written and directed films (EXILES IN NEW YORK)... served as Artistic Director ofINTAR Theatre, was Playwright in Residence at Mark Taper Forum and has served as Mentor both officially (Mentor Project fellow Natalia Naman - LAWNPEOPLE), and unofficially (countless writers everywhere). We are grateful and proud to call him part of our family... a fellow artist whose passion and love for the theater, for cultivating new works, and belief in new writers, matches our own. Speaking about believing... tune in to Eduardo's video below for a story on how the power of someone's belief in you can allow you to believe in the expansion of your own power. (HINT...the someone in this story's initials are Angelina Fiordellisi.)
90 artists.90 days.90 years.