AENY – SPANISH ARTISTS IN NEW YORK is pleased to announce the play that will be developed into a full staged production for the third edition of Main Stage in April 2016. The text, chosen from the six pieces presented in the 2015 edition of the Staged Reading Series, is Un Trozo Invisible de Este Mundo (An Invisible Piece of this World) by acclaimed Spanish playwright and actor Juan Diego Botto.
The original staging of this show received four MAX Theater Awards in Spain (the equivalent to the TONY Awards in the United States), including Best Author and Best Play, and was praised by audiences and critics alike for three consecutive years.
Award-winning Spanish actor and playwright Juan Diego Botto’s latest work is a revealing look at the hot-button issue of (im)migration from the perspectives of those who have experienced the loneliness, loss, and ultimate resolve. By bringing the lived stories of these individuals to the forefront, Un Trozo Invisible De Este Mundo humanizes the headline-making numbers and statistics. Through his collaboration with several humanitarian organizations, Diego Botto retells five unique stories with humor and passion that explore the desolation and wounds of exile as well as the human drive to survive.