(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- As part of Raritan Valley Community College’s celebration of Black History Month, playwright Francisca Da Silveira will speak during a virtual event on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00pm. The event, which is free of charge and open to the community, will be held via Zoom.
Francisca Da Silveira is a Cape Verdean-American playwright and Boston native whose plays have been featured in ArtsBoston, The LA Times, and American Theatre Magazine. Her plays have been developed with Theatre503 (London), The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Company One Theatre (Boston), The Fire This Time Festival (New York), The Playwrights Realm (New York), The Public Theater (New York), and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego). Da Silveira’s play NOT-FOR-PROFIT (OR THE EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PLAY) was featured in The Playwrights’ Realm’s INK’D Festival in April 2021 and in La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA New Works Series in July 2021. Her play CAN I TOUCH IT? was featured in the National New Play Network’s 2020 National Showcase of New Plays and in 2022-2023 will receive a Rolling World Premiere at Company One Theatre (Boston), Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles), and Cleveland Public Theatre (Cleveland). Her play PAY NO WORSHIP will receive a World Premiere production at InterAct Theatre Company (Philadelphia) in spring 2023.
Da Silveira was a 2020-2021 Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow and is currently a member of The Public Theater’s 2020-2023 Emerging Writers Group and a 2022-2023 Jerome Fellow with the Playwrights’ Center. She is working on commissions from the University of Virginia’s Drama Department and the Brooklyn-based theater Colt Coeur. Da Silveira holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MSc in Playwriting from the University of Edinburgh.
To attend the virtual program with Francisca Da Silveira, click here.
Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, New Jersey.
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