As the winner of this year’s New Light New Voices Award, I Wanna F**k Like Romeo and Juliet by Andrew Rincón (BA Theatre ’13) will premiere in New Light Theatre Project’s upcoming season. New Light New Voices is a development program designed to support dynamic playwrights and provide the opportunity to have their work produced. Rincón’s play is a “queer love story of epic proportions that investigates God and mortals, realism and fantasy, and the shame and joy within Queer Love of Color.”
While at FSU, Rincón was an active member of the FSU Student Theatre Association. In 2013, his passion for developing new works inspired the development of the FLOW 10 Minute Play Festival alongside Bri Weintraub (BA Theatre ’13, MFA Technical Production Candidate ’20). The festival continues to be a huge success as it begins its seventh season this April. Tallahassee audiences might also recognize Rincón from the 2013 production of Much Ado About Nothing and his original one-act play, Friends in Equilateral.
Since graduation, Rincón has found immense success as a New York-based playwright. His plays have been developed with Rising Circle Theatre Collective, INTAR, Amios, The Amoralists, Pork Filled Productions, and The 24 Hour Plays. He is the winner of the 2019 Chesley/Bumbalo Grant for writers of Gay and Lesbian Theatre. His plays include You Got That Same Kind of Lonely, That Rhythm in the Blood, and his current development “I’ll meet you outside the airport, ok?” (BroadwayWorld).