Barco de Papel Cultural Center and the New Americans Program of the Queens Public Library, presented on September 16, 2017 the dramatized reading of the book Cadaver Exquisito (Exquisite Cadaver) written by Eva Cristina Vásquez and Diego Rivelino.
The book, a work written by “two hands”, the hands of Eva Cristina Vásquez and Diego Rivelino is a piece in progress. It explores the tension between life and death, challenging traditional morality and proposing an alternative vision on issues related to human bonds, survival and suicide where the creators seek to subvert existing notions of morality to experiment the consideration of possible elections.
About the authors
Eva Cristina Vásquez is a founding member of Teatro Círculo and associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Humanities at York College, City University of New York (CUNY). In New York, she has worked with Treatro Pregones, the Teatro Rodante Puertorriqueño (in collaboration with Teatro Círculo), Teatro Thalía, LaMicroTheatrey with Teatro IATI. Eva is the author of Pregones Theater: A Theater for Social Change In The South Bronx (Routledge, 2003). She is also the author of Amor Perdido (Lost Love) (2002) and Lágrimas Negras: Tribulaciones de una Negrita Acomplejá (2007). Lágrimas Negras was awarded the HOLA 2007 awards for the Most Outstanding One-Person Performance and the 2008 ACE for Theatrical Excellence, in addition to being included in Se Vende, Se Alquila o Se Regala: Antología de Dramaturgia Latina en Nueva York (For Sale, Rent or Gift: Latin Dramaturgy Anthology in New York) (Editorial Campana, 2008) , which also includes his short-format work Cuartos de la Casa. In 2010, Eva received a Grant for Independent Artists from the New York State Council on the Arts, to complete the work Carmen Loisaida (2011).
Diego Rivelino. Poet, motopoetic actor, dancer and free thinker. In 2007 he published the triptych book SINASCO (poetry), in 2009 Arte Bestial (poetry) and in 2015 Malparidez (poetry). Member of the Collective ‘Poets in New York’. He has also stood out for his performances: Poetas en el sótano in 2013, Malparidez in 2015 and Altares 2016.