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An interview with playwright Rosanna Alfaro and performance of her play "Verbatim."

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Rosanna is a Japanese-American playwright who lives in Harvard Square. Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro’s plays include Behind Enemy Lines (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre), Mishima (East West Players), Martha Mitchell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Theater Center Philadelphia; Six Figures Theater Co., New York; and others), Barrancas (Magic Theatre), Pablo and Cleopatra (New Theater), Mexico City (The Boston Women on Top Festival), Sailing Down the Amazon (BWTF and JRV Productions), and It Doesn’t Take a Tornado and Amsterdam (La MaMa E.T.C.). She is writer and narrator of Japanese American Women: A Sense of Place, a documentary directed by Leita Hagemann (part of a Smithsonian Institution exhibit and aired by PBS in Seattle). Seven of her short plays have been in the Boston Theater Marathon, and seven were finalists in the National Ten-Minute Play Contest. Her plays have been anthologized by Baker’s Plays, Heinemann, Charta Books, Smith and Kraus, and Meriwether Publishing. http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/