Spring 2022

Past Events

May 15, 2022
May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)


Friday, May 13, 2022, 2:30 PM
Friday, May 13, 2022, 8 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2022, 2:30 PM


by Julián Mesri

Directed by Rebecca Martinez


An intrepid and revealing look at intimacy, revolution, and global identity, set within the paper-thin walls of a telo, a pay-by-the-hour sex hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires, three pairs of people across three eras of Argentine history find themselves torn between the personal and political in a perpetually changing and increasingly dangerous world. Repressed gay lovers in a tango bar, two sisters planning a terrorist attack, and a random hookup in the middle of an economic crisis are woven together in a narrative that crosses generations. Accompanied by a dynamic score that brings together tango, cumbia, and Latin rock, Telo connects the revolutions--big and small--of the past with what we face in the world today.


To be announced


Creative Team

Producer Sean Anthony Chia
Dramaturg Annie Wang
Production Stage Manager Tesia Childs



About the Artist



Julián Mesri is a New York-based Argentinean-American composer and writer who makes multilingual plays and musicals in the US and around the world. Recent work includes music directing/arranging Songs about Trains with Radical Evolution/Working Theater and Brian Quijada’s Somewhere Over the Border at Syracuse Stage. He is a current member of the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group and received a 2020-2021 EST/Sloan Commission. Upcoming work includes Favaloro (EST /Sloan First Light Festival). Mesri has been an Emerging Artist of Color Fellow at NYTW and a Van Lier fellow at Repertorio Español.