MARION HUBER THEATER
Meneses is working on a new play commissioned by Two River, and…Guadalupe makes it clear that his is a distinctive voice worthy of such attention.
—THE STAR-LEDGER review of Guadalupe in the Guest Room by Tony Meneses, 2015
Two River’s third world premiere by Tony Meneses (following audience favorites Guadalupe in the Guest Room and The Women of Padilla) is a fresh and nuanced new play about the complexity and intimacy of male friendship. Set in New Jersey (“somewhere off the NJ Transit line”), the play follows Julián, a Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the Latino construction workers outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected.
Two River co-commissioned and developed The Hombres with the NJPAC Stage Exchange, a program of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and through a reading at Two River’s 2018 Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) festival of plays and music by Latinx artists.
Tony Meneses was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Albuquerque (N.M.) and Dallas (Texas). His plays include Guadalupe in the Guest Room, The Women of Padilla, twenty50 and The Hombres. He’s an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova Play Group, the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship and Youngblood. His works have previously been developed at the Lark Playwrights’ Week, the Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, the WildWind Performance Lab, the Denver Center New Play Summit, and The Old Globe Powers New Voices Festival. He’s a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award, is published by Dramatists Play Service, and has been previously been commissioned by the Denver Center, Two River Theater and The Juilliard School; he is currently under commission from The Old Globe. Education: The University of Texas at Austin, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.
Tony is also a certified yoga teacher, and practitioner for 11 years.
SHAKESPEARE SUNDAYS: EXPLORING TEXT WITH JOHN DIAS
Two River Theater celebrates the Bard's birth month with the Shakespeare Sundays series, featuring directors, dramaturgs, and actors sharing their love of William Shakespeare.
Join us 45 minutes prior to every performance in the Two River lobby for a pre-performance talk, which will give you valuable insight into the play you are about to see. Talks last 10–15 minutes and are led by a member of the company or Two River’s Artistic Department.
Ranging from historical background to artist profiles, our in-depth lobby displays provide insight into the work on stage.
Post-play discussions are scheduled following select performances of every production. During these discussions, audiences are invited to share their questions and responses to the work onstage with members of the cast and staff of the theater.
PRE-SHOW ACCESS TO THE VIP LOUNGE
Subscribers, Flex Ticket and Backstage Pass holders receive exclusive access to the theater’s VIP Lounge, one hour prior to show time. Complimentary tea & coffee will be served.