Fund for New American Plays


Hartford Stage Company, CT

Clean is a play about the search for love—love that is passionate, forgiving, and pure. A dark comedy, Clean charts the lives of the Delgados, a Puerto Rican family living in the United States, as each member seeks acceptance, understanding, and love. Clean offers profound insights into the nature of love and what it requires—forgiveness and understanding. The search for love forces each character to confront impossible challenges, impossible feelings, and to recognize impossible love.

Edwin Sanchez is the author of six plays which have had workshop productions at the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, Circle Repertory Theater, and the Yale School of Drama; and productions at Planet Earth Theatre in Phoenix, the Bailiwick Theatre and Theatre by Design in Chicago, and the Yale Cabaret. Sanchez graduated from the Yale School of Drama's playwriting program in May 1994. He has been the recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Scholarship, and an Artist Fellowship in Playwriting from the New York State Arts Foundation. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Director: Graciela Daniele
Set Designer: Christopher Barreca
Lighting Designer: David F. Segal
Costume Designer: Eduardo Sicangco
Sound Designer: David Budries
Featured Performers: A. Benard Cummings, Mateo Gomez, Neil Maffin, Paula Pizzi,
Joe Quintero, Nelson Vasquez
Running Dates: March 25-April 29, 1995

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