Director of Theatre Studies and Associate Professor of Playwriting
Department of Dramatic Arts
Michael Bradford is the Director of Theatre Studies and Associate Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Dramatic Arts, in UConn’s School of Fine Arts. In 2013, Gerardo Fulledo Leon, Artistic Director and producer of Teatro Rita Montaner, invited Professor Bradford to translate his play entitled Olives and Blood about the murder of Federico Garcia Lorca, and to present a staged reading of the play in Cuba. While there, he began research for a second play about Lorca’s stay in Cuba at the renowned Centro Cultural Dulce Maria Loynaz. He also submitted a proposal for a study program in Cuba designed to give students in the School of Fine Arts the opportunity to do project-based work in collaboration with Casa de las Américas in Havana. The proposal was approved at UConn, but the program ran into logistical problems and was not run. While negotiations reached a standstill with Casa de las Américas, two other possibilities emerged with Centro Cultural Dulce Maria Loynaz and ISA (the International School of the Arts).