4/28/2021 Staff

My Broken Language

Common Hour - My Broken Language

Quiara Alegría Hudes
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes presents her new memoir, My Broken Language, which tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling idiosyncratic, love-and-trouble-filled Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.

Quiara Alegría Hudes is a playwright, wife and mother of two, barrio feminist and native of West Philly, U.S.A. Hailed for her work’s exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. Hudes is a playwright in residence at Signature Theater in New York, and Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon, dedicated its 2017 season to producing her work. She recently founded a crowd-sourced testimonial project, Emancipated Stories, that seeks to put a personal face on mass incarceration by having inmates share one page of their life story with the world.

This event was proposed by Anne Stachura and is sponsored by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA).

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Common Hour in the Spring semester of 2021 will continue as a virtual event broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 
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