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whARTon at home connections- José Rivera

Join us for our next Wharton Center event as we talk with award-winning playwright and screenwriter José Rivera about his extraordinary career and life. José was working as a janitor during the day to survive and writing plays at night. Now sighted as one of America’s most accomplished and daring writers, José will discuss his theatre and film career.

We are excited for this Wharton Center event with José on November 23, at 7 PM. Tune in on YouTube and/or Facebook to watch the interview.

José’s Obie Award-winning plays Marisol and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot are taught at universities around the country.  In addition, his screenplay “The Motorcycle Diaries,” was nominated for the 2005 Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, BAFTA, and WGA Awards.  He has served on the boards of Theatre Communication Group and the Sundance Institute and mentored at Sundance Screenwriting Labs in Utah, Jordan, and India.  Meanwhile, he is currently writing all 20 episodes of the TV adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude for Netflix. 

These conversations will be happening once a month. For a complete schedule & bios, visit our website.

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Have you seen our previous whARTon at home connections interviews? Make sure to watch out exclusive discussions with Academy Award winner and renowned actor, Tom Hanks; & the Executive Director of the Stratford Festival, Anita Gaffney.

Don’t forget to check out our Reimagined 20-21 Season. Finally, we are excited to share our reimagined 20-21 line-up and new virtual opportunities.

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