On June 2017, Mateo created a video and online campaign to promote the Cimientos Play Development program at IATI Theater. One of the most renowned Hispanic theaters in New York City. Cimientos has given hundreds of playwrights the foundations to build written vanguardia.
Cimientos will spotlight a curation of national and cross-continental contemporary writers. From February to June 2018, Cimientos 2018 will host 10 play readings that fuel the genesis of theater: the playwright. “All plays are not created equal” and our avant-garde is a solemn cry into what theater can and should do today.
Play readings will include a talkback with the playwright, director, actors and guests that focuses on audience reaction and constructive feedback–bringing the new work closer to a fully realized production.