2020-2021 Season,  One Acts by Maria Irene Fornes

Study Guide for Manual for a Desperate Crossing and Letters from Cuba

by Laynie Calderwood and Angela Moser, dramaturgs

If you’d like to spend a little more time with the study guide for this production, we’re providing a link here. This is the complete study guide, as it is found within the program for our production.

MFDC Study Guide

Also, below you will find the attributions for the photographs and artwork included in the study guide, and links to other works referenced. Thanks for reading!

Works Referenced

Robinson, Marc. The theater of Maria Irene Fornés. The John Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story.” TEDTalks 2009.


Title Page (and background image)
Abstract New York Manhattan Skyline at Night

Page 10
Maria Irene Fornes  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286508/mediaviewer/rm2694738688/

Cuban Abstract Expressionism, by Ahrabella Heabe Lewis
Cuban Abstract Expressionism

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Maria Irene Fornes

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Cuban Stamp 

Cuban Refugees
Cuban refugeesfloat in heavy seas 60 miles south of Key West, Fla., during the 1994 Cuban rafters crisis. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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