Kaite O’Reilly’s THE 9 FRIDAS to Premiere at the Taipei Arts Festival

Kaite O’Reilly’s new play THE 9 FRIDAS will have its world premiere in Taiwan this September.

The play was commissioned by Sherman Cymru, Wales, and will have its first performances at the 16th Taipei Arts Festival, presented by Mobius Strip Theatre and Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, and directed by Phillip Zarrilli.

THE 9 FRIDAS explores the life of the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, revising conventional approaches to her story and examining Frida as an everywoman whose life and art has exceptional significance in the present day.

Here's the gorgeous trailer for the production:

Kaite is an award winning playwright and previous recipient of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry and the Peggy Ramsay Award, and she has also been nominated for, among others, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

For more information on THE 9 FRIDAS, see the Taipei Arts Festival website here.