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The Plays of Josefina Niggli: Recovered Landmarks of Latino Literature

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Director: Norman Foster Writers: Norman Foster, Josefina Niggli.

remembers the castanet-like sound of Josefina Niggli drumming her long fingernails, the wingback chair from which she taught, and how she extended her arm at the steps to the stage and waited for a student – sometimes him – to assist her. That was nearly 40 years ago, when Jones, now an assistant professor at WCU, was a Western Carolina student searching for his path – first as a forestry major, then a history major and finally in the theater.

remembers the castanet-like sound of Josefina Niggli drumming her long fingernails, the wingback chair from which she taught, and how she extended her arm at the steps to the stage and waited for a student – sometimes him – to assist her. That was nearly 40 years ago, when Jones, now an assistant professor at WCU, was a Western Carolina student searching for his path – first as a forestry major, then a history major and finally in the theater.

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    Mexican-born Josefina Niggli (1910-1983) was a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer. For many years she worked in Hollywood in the stable of writers at Twentieth Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She then moved to North Carolina and became the director of drama and a journalism instructor at Western Carolina University, where she stayed until she retired. She received many honors including two Rockefeller Fellowships in Playwriting, a National Theatre Counsel Fellowship, and the Mayflower Association of North Carolina Award for Mexican Village. Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five-College 40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College.

    Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen will launch its new Josefina Niggli New Works Reading Series with staged readings of “Resident Alien” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.