WHO WISC 2016 Fellow-in-Residence DS Magid

WHAT A reading of her new play Santa Fe Spring

WHEN October 6, 2019 6:00pm

WHERE Teatro Paraguas

about the play

Imagine it’s 1945. Imagine you’re in Santa Fe on sabbatical from a robustly interesting life as a New England college professor. Imagine that a charismatic, exuberantly sexual young poet falls in love with you! A middle-aged virgin spinster.

When Judith Matlack booked a guest room in an old college chum’s Acequia Madre house, she had no idea the other boarder was the famous poet and novelist May Sarton, equally well-known for her bisexual exploits and lesbian feminism. Santa Fe Spring is DS Magid’s imagining, based on historical events, of the beginning of Matlack’s and Sarton’s unlikely, lifelong love story. 

Magid conceived this work while a Fellow in residence at WISC in 2016. That will be breathed-to-life in front of a Santa Fe audience is the very best serendipity. Ann Roylance, Alexandra Renzo, Susan Kroesche, Jojo Sena-Tarnoff, and Amy Compton will perform on October 6th at 6pm at Teatro Paraguas.

This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and the Santa Fe Arts Commission and 1% Lodgers Tax.

DS Magid

Playwright, composer, lyricist, director, Broadway actor/singer, poet, and all-round energetic sort, DS is an emeritus Cleveland Public Theatre Artist, 10-year alum of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights’ Unit, and Wurlie. Her plays comprise long, short, drama, comedy, pop and C&W musicals, romcom, tragedy, SciFi, verse and free-verse, modern, historical, rock and chamber operas, and magical realism.. DS Magid’s Website

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