People appearing in this performance really existed. Lorca and Dali met in Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, Victoria Spivey recorded hundreds of blues songs throughout her career, singing at the Small’s paradise, Mildred Adams worked on Lorca’s astonishing biography and Hart Crane committed suicide jumping off the ship. However, A Poet in New York is a fiction, not a biography, attempting at deriving the theatrical aspects of Lorca’s life and work from the historical context.