COMING TO HOLYOKE!
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 1:00 p.m.
PRESENTED BY PALANTE THEATER COMPANY & MIFA VICTORY THEATRE
PERFORMED BY THE URBANTHEATER COMPANY OF CHICAGO
WRITTEN BY GUADALÍS DEL CARMEN
DIRECTED BY SARA CARRANZA
ABOUT THE PLAY
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
Currently based in NYC, Guadalís Del Carmen was born and raised in Chicago. Her first play, Blowout, was produced by Aguijón Theater in 2013. In 2014, she was one of eight early career playwrights to be chosen to form El Semillero, a playwright writing group curated by ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theater Artists) in residency at Victory Gardens Theater. My Father’s Keeper was developed through El Semillero and had a public staged reading in June 2015 and a semi-finalist in Quick Silver Theater Company’s 2018 Playwrights of Color Summit. Guadalís was also selected as one of 6 Afro-Latina writers to be part of the first Afro-Latina Writers Retreat which culminated in a Livestream of the work produced at the retreat, which includes Ansiedad, Good Hair, and She Comes Like Clockwork…Read More
Frankie Davila* – Reynaldo Rodriguez
Daniela Thome – Alderwoman Nancy Torres
Seamus McMahon – Mark Sokolov
Rebekah Roberts –Susan Sokolov
Andrew Neftalí Perez* – Ricky Gonzalez
Isaias Perez -Julio Áviles
Andre Truss – Devin Thompson
Omar Vega – Ricky Understudy
Performing the role September 22 & 23
Sara Carranza* – Director
Ivan Vega* – Executive Director/Co-Producer
Miranda Gonzalez* – Artistic Director/Co-Producer
Antonio Bruno* – Company Manager/Co-Producer
Daryl Ritchie – Production Stage Manager
Melony Aponte – Assistant Stage Manager
Harrison Ornelas – Technical Director
Andre Payne-Guillory – Scenic Designer
Andrew Lehmkuhl* – Lighting Designer
Nick Rojas – Sounds Designer
Compton Quashie – Costume Designer
Hillarie M. Shockley – Properties Designer
Liza Ann Acosta* – Dramaturg
*Denotes La Tribu Collective Member