Monday, April 25, 2022

Meet The Playwright: Bernardo Cubria's VOID Opens @ Luna Stage April 28





Meet the Playwright: Bernardo Cubría 



Luna Stage is thrilled to be reopening our MainStage with the regional premiere of Bernardo Cubría's 

April 28
May 22

Celebrate the return of live theatre with this existential comedy inspired by Don Quixote, with echoes of Waiting for Godot and Abbott and Costello!

When Fool 1 discovers the Giant Void in their soul, they and their loyal best friend Fool 2 set out on a Quixotic quest to fill it. Will food and alcohol do it? What about jobs, marriage, procreation, or even self-reflection? 

Can anything fill this damn void?!



Bernardo Cubría is a Mexican screenwriter/playwright who recently sold his screenplay Like It Used To Be; that will star Gina Rodriguez and Karla Souza. He is also writing the Untitled Ryan Garcia Project that will be directed by Gina Rodriguez and star lightweight boxer Ryan Garcia, it is being produced by Endeavor Content. He was the winner of the NNPN Playwright Award for Political Theatre in 2021. He was also the co-writer of the short film Spanish Class, which won Best Comedy at The NBC Universal Shorts Awards in 2018. His play The Play You Want was awarded the Generation Award by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company in 2020. The play was also awarded the Ingenio 2020 Award for new play by a Latinx Playwright by The Milagro Theatre in Portland, Oregon. It received its world premiere at The Road Theatre in Los Angeles in 2022. He was also recently nominated for best playwright at The Ovation Awards, Stage Raw Awards, and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for his play The Giant Void In My Soul. The play is receiving its Regional Premiere at Luna Stage in 2022, and its International Premiere at Foro Shakespeare in Mexico City in 2022. The play received a reading at Circle in the Square on Broadway in 2019. His play Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement was a Semifinalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference in 2016, and was produced Off-Broadway at INTAR in fall of 2017. It has since received a regional premiere at The Studio Theatre in Florida.