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Understanding Maria Irene Fornes' Theatre is a full-length critical study of Maria Irene Fornes' plays and her dramaturgy. Maria Irene Fornes, a well-known New York - based Cuban-American dramaturge, is a versatile artist blending in her productions her talent and experience as a playwright, director, drama teacher, painter and costume designer. Despite her colossal contribution to theatre - with nine Off Broadway awards given by the Village Voice, several other prestigious award, forty plays performed worldwide and also several directorial ventures - she occupies a marginalized place in American theatre. This book on Fornes primarily aims to discuss several rarely researched aspects of Fornes' theatre. While the book initially started as a research monograph, it has now grown into a book based on the author's extensive research on Fornes' theatre, gathering evidences from video-recorded plays, viewed performances, and interviews with her theatre group.