NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Hombres
A new work by playwright Tony Meneses will be given a dramatic reading as part of the fourth season of NJPAC Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Commissioned by Two River Theater, The Hombres looks at the intimacy of male relationships through the point of view of Machismo culture. Set in New Jersey (“somewhere off a NJ Transit line”), the play follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the Latino construction workers working outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected.
Tony Meneses is a New Jersey-based playwright. His work, which always includes a Latinx point of view, gives voice to experiences not often seen through Latinx bodies. His plays are about visibility and representation; they show, in Tony’s words, “that our lives are complex and diverse even within our own community.” Two River Theater has premiered two of his plays: Guadalupe in the Guest Room (2015) and The Women of Padilla (2017).
This season’s Friday night Stage Exchange readings also included:
March 16: Turning: Darrah Cloud and Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown
April 20: A Better Place to Be: Stephen Fredericks and Netcong’s Growing Stage: The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey
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