MIFA Victory Theatre presents
the UrbanTheater Company of Chicago in
NOT FOR SALE
in affiliation with Nueva Esperanza Latinx Theater
Friday, October 18, 2019, Evening performance at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, Evening performance at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission – $25.00
NEW! Brunch & Theater Tickets and Dinner & Theater Tickets!
Come enjoy Brunch or Dinner at Jay’s Bed & Breakfast, Historical Holyoke’s B&B before you see the performance of ‘NOT FOR SALE’ at El Mercado. PLEASE NOTE: All Brunch & Dinner Tickets Are Advance Purchase Only And Will Not Be Available The Day Of The Event. Available For Purchase Until 11:55 p.m. On October 17, 2019.
Brunch & Theater – $45.00 – Saturday or Sunday
Dinner & Theater – $50.00 – Friday or Saturday
WRITTEN BY GUADALÍS DEL CARMEN
DIRECTED BY WENDY MATEO
ABOUT THE PLAY:
NEW AND IMPROVED! DRAMEDY – Performed in English with sprinkles of Spanish. With the Puerto Rican Festival months away, Humboldt Park prepares for the big event. With new neighbors looking to make changes, those that have lived in the community have to work together to either brace for change or let go of the legacies laid out by those that are long gone. A story about community, family, and politics, the question persists, who gets to lay claims to a neighborhood?
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Chicago born and bred, Guadalís Del Carmen is an Ars Nova Resident Artist in NYC. Her plays include My Father’s Keeper (part of Steppenwolf Theatre’s The Mix), Bees and Honey, Daughters of the Rebellion (formerly titled Tolstoy’s Daughters, World Premier Montclair State University 2019), A Shero’s Journey or What Anacaona and Yemayá Taught Me (Yale Magazine 2019, Parsnip Ship Podcast plays Season 4), Blowout (World Premier Aguijón Theater 2013), Sucking on Cucumbers, Blue Wall of Silence, Racial Science.
Her work has been developed at UrbanTheater Company, ALTA’s El Semillero, Aguijón Theater, The Brooklyn Generator, and Montclair State University’s New Works Initiative among others. Her plays were part of The Sol Project’s Solfest in New York City, the Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latinx Work in Chicago, and San Diego Repertory Theater’s Latinx New Play Festival.
Guadalís is a Seattle Public Theatre’s 2017 Emerald Prize nominee and has been part of the One Minute Play Festival in Chicago and New York City. She’s an artistic associate of Black Lives Black Words and is a Co-Creator of the NYC Latinx Playwright Circle.
URBANTHEATER COMPANY (UTC) is committed to centralizing the power and talents that are innate in every person to tell their communities stories. We serve as a pipeline for a diverse and culturally specific collective of Chicago actors, designers, and producers who embrace the responsibility to create an environment full of honesty, integrity, representation, and acceptance. They create innovative and accessible theater that challenges Eurocentric styles and training. For more info, visit www.urbantheaterchicago.org
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Wendy Mateo is a Chicago-based comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer. Wendy is absolutely over the moon to direct her first production at UrbanTheater Company. Aside from directing, Wendy can be seen throughout the city’s stages (The Lookingglass Theatre, The Playground Theater, MikeyO Productions) performing sketch comedy and theater. She also produces her own content as part of the duo Dominizuelan and debuting her new short film, Good Mothers. Wendy is incredibly grateful for this experience and would like to thank:
Miranda Gonzalez, the entire company at UrbanTheater, the cast and crew for trusting her guidance, Guadalís del Carmen for writing such an important story, Humboldt Park, all the Boricuas she’s ever loved, and her familia, both born and chosen.
Frankie Davila* – Reynaldo Rodriguez
Soli Santos – Alderwoman Nancy Torres
Jimmy Mann – Mark Sokolov
Rebekah Roberts – Susan Sokolov
Andrew Neftalí Perez* – Ricky Gonzalez
Andre Truss – Devin Thompson
Wendy Mateo – Director
Ivan Vega* – Executive Director/Co-Producer
Miranda Gonzalez* – Artistic Director/Co-Producer
Antonio Bruno* – Company Manager/Co-Producer
Michelle Housh – Stage Manager
Gabriela Cordovi – Sound Designer
Sarah Albrecht – Costume Designer
*Denotes La Tribu Collective Member
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