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Karen Malpede

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(Photo by Beatriz Schiller: Christen Clifford (Tess, in box), Abbas Noori Abbood (Abdul), George Bartenieff (Handel)–Handel’s loft Soho) In the late winter of 2010, while I was researching and writing additional scenes for “Another Life” (which had been published in the Kenyon Review as a one-act that fall) I sat in the public meeting hall [...]

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(Poster by Luba Lukova) I’ve written a play that speaks truths no one wants to hear.  Truths we are not supposed to acknowledge.  Truths we are supposed to forget. Why, then, does this play, “Another Life” seem, after just one staged reading at the National Theater of Kosovo last June, funded by a TCG On [...]


Another Life: One More Step on the Road

by Karen Malpede September 26, 2011 Global Connections

The follow-up to our Global Connections On the Road grant story We had two and a half weeks to put up my brand-new, six-character language-play, with original musical score and video projections, that I had only heard read in full once by actors in Kosovo.  We knew we were working in festival conditions and our [...]

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The National Theatre of Kosovo in Crisis

by Karen Malpede August 25, 2011 Global Connections

(Ed. Note: Soon after posting Karen Malpede’s essay on her Global Connections project, Another Life on the Road, she received word that her collaborators in Kosovo were in crisis. What follows is more information from Karen regarding the political pressures on the National Theatre of Kosovo, and a letter from their Artistic Director, Jeton Neziraj.) [...]

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Another Life on the Road

by Karen Malpede August 19, 2011 Global Connections
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Photo by Valon Bajgoraj. Pictured: George Bartenieff (Handel) and Rebeka Qena (Tess) We were fortunate to be awarded a Global Connections – On the Road travel grant to take my new play, Another Life, to Kosovo this past June because we already had performance dates in New York for the fall but had not had the [...]

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