"The Promise," one of three plays read publicly for the first time during South Coast Repertory's Hispanic Playwright's Conference in July, will be given a full-scale stage production at the Los Angeles Theater Center in February, an LATC spokesman said Tuesday.
SCR officials said the production demonstrates the conference's potential to gain exposure for Hispanic playwrights. This is the fifth professional staging for a playwright associated with the annual conference.
At the weekend gathering last July, three playwrights--including Jose Rivera, 32, the New York-based writer of "The Promise"--worked with professional actors and directors who presented public readings of each work.
Besides the chance to work with other artists, the writers come to Costa Mesa with the dream that one of the theatrical producers at the conference will offer a full-scale production. The 1986 conference led to full-scale productions for four playwrights.