Quiara Alegría Hudes
American playwright and composer
Quiara Alegría Hudes (born 1977) is an American playwright, lyricist and essayist.
- …with any story there are infinite ways to tell it, infinite character arcs to follow, when you drop the needle into the story, and when you pick the needle up.
- On the structure of her play Daphne’s Dive in “An Interview with Quiara Alegría Hudes” in The Interval (2016 May 17)
- I pretty much live in the details of them, and they teach me while I’m writing. I don’t come to it thinking, “I want this character to serve this function in the play.” I have a very inside out approach as opposed to outside in…
- On character writing in “An Interview with Quiara Alegría Hudes” in The Interval (2016 May 17)
- …As I was visualizing the play, before I even started writing it, I just imagined three characters and their lives happening, their stories happening, on top of each other. It just visually felt like a fugue to me. If you read music, you can picture a Bach fugue. You have one line and the line can come back inverted and they’ll be playing on top of each other and I was like, that’s cool. That feels like something to me. I also was excited about combining this Latin world and this very western music classics world…
- On her play Billy, A Soldier’s Fugue in “Quiara Alegría Hudes: Water by the Spoonful” in Guernica Magazine (2012 Jul 2)
- In Latino culture the idea of the border is very contemporary. It’s very much of our world, its politics are important to us. It’s also a part of our emotional relationship to the rest of our family in Puerto Rico, or wherever, and our own relationship to roots—the land of our roots—and where we are now…
- On the concept of the border in “Quiara Alegría Hudes: Water by the Spoonful” in Guernica Magazine (2012 Jul 2)