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All Eyes and Ears

Rogelio Martinez
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A seamstress is catapulted into a new life, new house, and new government job. But good fortunes quickly change when her new position attracts unexpected guests and reveals more secrets about herself than about political conspiracies.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (2 female, 4 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Intar has such a lock on plays by disgruntled Cubans that references to US bumbling on the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis echo throughout much of the company’s work. Rogelio Martinez breaks with tradition by setting ALL EYES AND EARS between those two events and aiming his satirical barbs at the Soviet Union. He also takes a novel approach to another perennial theme of displaced Cubans — rage at countrymen who turned communist informers — by writing a role for a vengeful ghost. Even in this uneven production, the playwright earns points by finding new twists on old topics.” —Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“The fear that suddenly rushes down your spine when you’re alone in the dark and realize that someone or something may be watching you or that someone or something might jump out and attack you can be extended into the fear of character assassination. After all, this sort of attack is an attack in the dark — you don’t know what people are saying about you when you’re not there. In ALL EYES AND EARS, playwright Rogelio Martinez brilliantly uses this fear to create a dynamic power struggle that stirs your senses scene by scene.” —Richard Hinojosa,

About the Author


  • Rogelio Martinez

    Rogelio Martinez was selected as the first ever Mid Career Fellow at the Lark. A partial list of recent work includes WANAMAKER'S PURSUIT (commissioned and produced by the Arden Theater Co.), WHEN TANG MET LAIKA (Denver Center Theater Co/Sloan Grant.), FIZZ (NEA/ TCG Grant/Besch Solinger Productions at the Ohio Theatre, New Theater Miami), ALL EYES AND EARS (INTAR at Theater Row), LEARNING CURVE (Smith and Krauss New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2005/ Besch Solinger Productions at Theater Row), I REGRET SHE'S MADE OF SUGAR (Princess Grace Award), ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES (Summer Play Festival), UNION CITY… (starred Rosie Perez, E.S.T, winner of the James Hammerstein Award), DISPLACED (Marin Theater Co.). In addition, Rogelio's work has been developed and presented at the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, and the Magic Theater, among others. Rogelio is an alumnus of New Dramatists and his plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing. He has received commissions from the Atlantic Theater Company, the Arden Theater Company, Denver Center Theater, and South Coast Repertory. Rogelio has been profiled in a cover story in American Theater magazine. Along with writing, Rogelio teaches playwriting at Goddard College, Montclair University, and Primary Stages. He is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's Group at Primary Stages and the Playwrights Workshop at the Lark. Rogelio was born in Cuba and arrived in this country in 1980 during the Mariel boatlift.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 7/1/2010
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881454420

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

First produced by INTAR Theater in New York

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
All Eyes and Ears is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC