*The Rest I Make Up*. 2018. USA. Directed by Michelle Memran. Courtesy of Michelle Memran

The Rest I Make Up. 2018. USA. Directed by Michelle Memran. 79 min.

Maria Irene Fornes is one of America’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many only know her as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage and taught countless students how to connect with their imaginations. When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a decade-long collaboration that picks up where the pen left off. The duo travels from New York to Havana, Miami to Seattle, exploring the playwright’s remembered past and their shared present. Theater luminaries such as Edward Albee, Ellen Stewart, Lanford Wilson, and others weigh in on Fornes’s important contributions. What began as an accidental collaboration becomes a story of love, creativity, and connection that persists even in the face of forgetting.

  1. Thursday, August 23,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Friday, August 24,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  3. Saturday, August 25,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  4. Sunday, August 26,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  5. Monday, August 27,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  6. Tuesday, August 28,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  7. Wednesday, August 29,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2