by José Rivera
directed by Sarah Young
The New School for Drama, September 2018
Set Design: Bill Clarke
Costume Design: Karim Rivera Rosado
Lighting Design: Alejando Fajardo Arbelaez
Assistant Lighting Design: Dante Olivia Smith
Sound Design: Chad Raines
Stage Manager: Sofia Montgomery
Stage Combat and Intimacy Director: Alicia Rodis
Photography by Joe Loper
The first play of the 2018 New School for Drama New Visions Festival.
Sueño is Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera's translation and adaptation of Calderón de la Barca's classic Life Is a Dream. Set in 1635, this metaphysical drama—renowned as one of the jewels of the Spanish Golden Age—Sueño follows the life of young Prince Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne, who is imprisoned at birth when astrologers predict that his reign as king will result in the country's ruin.