LA CASA DE LA LAGUNA | THE HOUSE ON THE LAGOON by Caridad Svich, based on the novel by Rosario Ferré

World Premiere, GALA Hispanic Theatre, DC


 Scenic Design: Gerardo Díaz Sánchez, Lighting Design: Jennifer Fok, Costume Design: Jeannette Christensen, Projection Design: Kelly Coburn 
Sound Design:
Germán Martínez, PSM: Ilyana Rose-Davila, Technical Director: Matthew Wharton, 

Production Manager/Fight Choreography: P. Vanessa Losada, Asst. Production Manager: Delbis Cardona, Surtitles: Esther Gentile
Photos by
Daniel Martinez


"A world-premiere at GALA Hispanic Theatre speaks to Puerto Rico’s past, and its present"

WASHINGTON POST


"Rebecca Aparicio's direction keeps the family drama and the greater philosophies in balance, creating a production that is engaging and layered"

-Broadway World


"Director Rebecca Aparicio wisely uses a light touch so that the history lessons ... are made more vivid through the eyes of the players."

-MD Theatre Guide

 

BEASTGIRL, World Premiere at Kennedy Center 

Based on the chapbook by: Elizabeth Acevedo, Book by C.Quintana, Music by Janelle Lawrence


Choreographer: Tiffany Quinn, Asst. Choreographer: Siani Elize, Musical Director: Amy Bormet, Associate Director: Jess Harris

Scenic Design: Misha Kachman, Lighting Design: Alberto Segarra, Costume Design: Kenann Quander, Sound Design: Delaney Bray, 

Props: Chelsea Dean, PSM: Leah Pye, Production Assistant: Luis,  Production Manager: Lena Salins
Producer: Harry Poster, General Managers: Liz Schildkret, Maribeth Weatherford,
Casting by: Victor Vazquez, IATSE: Jen, Sarah, Garrett, Chandler

"The thing about conjuring up spirits is you might need to be prepared for when they show up. That’s what happens under the watchful eye of director Rebecca Aparicio, who builds the suspense with just enough tension; then before you know it, bam,you’re in a brand new reality."

"BEASTGIRL Holds Audiences Spellbound at the Kennedy Center's Studio K"

FUGITIVE SONGS by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen | Pace University 


Music Director: Anessa Marie, Assistant Directors: Maggie Dunn, Brandon Carty, Scenic Design: Graham Kindred
Costume Design:
Tristan Raines, Costume Asst: Q Le, Lighting Design: Emily Atwood, Sound Design: David Lawson, 
Prop Design:
Jordyn Kramer, PSM: Lara Soto SM Team: Amy Tran, Jared Six , Morgen Doyle, and Madison Moxey
Photo Credit:
Kyle Vincent Groff

 

Jack and The Beanstalk | Book, Music, & Lyrics by: Julia Riew | The American Repertory Theater | World Premiere | Digital Theatre


Music Direction and Orchestration: Ian ChanVideo Editing & Compositing: Johnathan Carr, Sound Supervisor and Recording, Mixing, Mastering Engineer: Alex GiorgettiCostume Design: Elizabeth RochaLighting Design: Finn BamberProps Design: Cynthia D. Lee-SullivanAnimation: The Adventure Society, Dave MonteagudoIllustration: The Adventure Society, David MortellitoProduction Stage Manager: Abbie SageAssistant Director: Joy Nesbitt

 

IN THE HEIGHTS | AUGUST 2020 | Digital Theatre

Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Quiara Alegría Hudes | Live Arts, Charlottesville, Virginia


Planned and conceived three versions of this production- we shifted to this digital format within three weeks

MORIR SONYANDO | 

Written by: 

ERLINA ORTIZ

The title means to "die dreaming" and is based on the name of a popular Dominican drink---an elixir that does everything from give comfort, evoke childhood memories, and even cure hangovers.  


The surface story involved a daughter coming face-to-face with her mother, recently released from prison. But its soul is an exploration of buried pain and a search for connections. 


"The play itself is often like a dream, jumping though time and memories with very little linear connection," says playwright Erlina Oritz. "Most people agree the most peaceful way for one to die would be in your sleep, and that concept is considered in the play."

 
 

8th Grade President | 

Music & Lyrics by Ashkon Davaran

Book & Lyrics by Jacey Powers


Performed as part of SOUND BITES 6.0, a festival of 10-Minute Musicals. Performed at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center on April 2, 2019. Choreographed by Victoria Casillo, & Music Direction by Jacob Fjeldheim.

An 8th grade girl who wants to change the world, but worries she needs literal balls to do it. In a world of Tamagotchis and Trapper keepers, Madison wrestles the familiar eighth grade demons and of course, boys who work half as hard to get twice as much.

 
 

PEDRO PAN | FRINGE NYC 2015

Book/Direction by: Rebecca Aparicio  |  Music/Lyrics: Stephen Anthony Elkins


SYNOPSIS

​Based on the real-life events of Operación Pedro Pan, a young boy is sent to the U.S. to escape the growing dangers of post-revolutionary Cuba. To survive, Pedro must learn a new language and a new culture – while hoping to someday be reunited with his parents. With a score featuring the percussive rhythms of Havana to '60s New York soul, the award-wining musical PEDRO PAN examines what it means to be a displaced immigrant in America.
Listen to the music here!
Projections/Set: Guillermo Laporta | Lighting: Jennifer Fok | Costumes: Rachel Dozier-Ezell


"There’s no reason why we should not see the words Pedro Pan light up a Broadway marquee in the near future. 
As Pedro himself says: “This is where my story begins.”- Theatre Is Easy

"Pedro Pan is a well crafted and excellently executed theatrical experience capitalizing on a familiar children’s story to draw us in and bring attention to an important moment in U.S. history."
-NY TheatreNow


 
 

WORLD CLASSIC, Director 

Written by: Nelson Diaz-Marcano


“World Classic” is what happens when you take the quintessential American domestic drama away from white suburbia. It explores the identity issues created by assimilation through the eyes of two generations of an immigrant family. Like “The Humans” or “August Osage County” before it, it all takes place during one night, but unlike them, this play focus on those that had to sacrifice their homeland and in the process, compromise their heritage. 




 
 
 

PAPER TOWELS | Downtown Urban Arts Festival, EAT'S Illuminating Artists Theatre


A man who lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico wrestles with his choice to move to the United States and how to confront the government who has forgotten his island. 


 

RADICAL | Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano | Downtown Urban Arts Festival - Winner: Best Play


It is September 11, 1973 in Santiago, Chile and the government has been brutally overtaken by the military. In the midst, three strangers battle it out in a basement while chaos and paranoia drown a dying promise. Radical shows what happens to people who are left with nothing but hope.


 

SURGE | Written by Tanya Perez | The Tank | DarkFest


SURGE is about a couple going through a divorce stuck in the very last place they thought possible: a Florida motel room in the middle of a vicious hurricane. The cast featured Lorraine Mattox (Temporary Distortion, former voice of WNYC Radio, Ophelia in Nine Theatricals' production of Hamlet) and Daniel Harray (The 39 Steps Off Broadway, Orange is the New Black).


At DarkFest, The Tank celebrates innovative performance that utilizes self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Artists are using everything from glow-in-the-dark mouth guards to flashlights and more to shed some light on their work.