IATI Theater is pleased to announce the World premiere of
ABSENCE/ AUSENCIA, written by Daniel San Martin and directed by Leni Mendez.
ABSENCE/AUSENCIA will run for only 9 performances at IATI Theater (64 East 4th Street).
Performances begin Thursday June 19th and continue
through Sunday, June 29th. All performances will be in Spanish with English supertitles.
ABSENCE/ AUSENCIA is the story of a man’s fall from grace.
He had a job; he had a family and social standing but lost everything.
Now he lives in a confusing inner world, surrounded by sinister characters that haunt him
from different angles of his past.
The playwright, Daniel Martin, is also a novelist and a screenwriter. His books have being
presented in different cities of Argentina, Mexico and the United States. This year he
published his travel on the road “The day I became an Indian”. Daniel is currently writing a
screenplay for a future film.
For more information www.danielsanmartin.me
The director, Leni Mendez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated with a BA in fine
arts, majoring in stage design. She studied at various institutions under different teachers:
cinema arts with Mercedes Alfonsin; stage design and lighting for opera with Oswal and Tito
Diz at the Teatro Colon; stage design with architect/scenographer Tito Egurza at Teatro
Payro. Leni also studied acting and training movement at the anthropological theatre with
Omar Pacheco. In 2001, she created Zootropo Group, physical theatre company in Buenos
Two years ago she began working in NYC, creating VOID Theater Company, a new space for
artistic interests of a multidisciplinary nature: theater, film, dance, music, and plastic arts
where the body is the conductor of the expression.Her work has been exhibited in Buenos
Aires, Puerto Rico, United States and Europe
Tickets: $25general admission
$20 students and seniors, TDF accepted for selected dates
Box office: 212-505-6757, www.iatitheater.org
Recommended for all audiences.
Running time: 70 minutes ( no intermission)