MORIR SONYANDO | December 2019
Written by: ERLINA ORTIZ
Mark O'Donnell Theatre, Brooklyn
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."
EVITA | November 2019
Directed by: Sammi Cannold
Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
NY City Center
Fame, power, and illusion collide in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock-opera Evita, directed by Sammi Cannold. “Lloyd Webber gives you his most inventive, supple music” (The New York Times) in this Tony Award-winning musical, which examines the adored and reviled persona of Argentina’s first lady Eva Perón.
As Eva, Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton) “looks and sounds smashing throughout” (The New York Times). Cannold’s bold new vision also casts Argentine actor and recording artist Maia Reficco to open the show as Young Eva, and the shadow presence of her troubled adolescence provides a unique perspective on Eva’s dazzling adult triumphs. On the one-hundredth anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth, this is “an Evita newly tailored for our time” (The New York Times).
SURGE | August 2019
Written by Tanya Perez
The Tank Theatre
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.
8th Grade President | May 2019
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.
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. To listen, click below.
Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2018 AT 5PM, TADA! Theater
A man that lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and is about to attack the people of the government that left them forgotten.
GLORIA: A LIFE
(Assistant Director), 2018, 2019, 2020
Directed by: Diane Paulus
Written by: Emily Mann,
GLORIA: A LIFE brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann, and directed by visionary Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, this production celebrates a dynamic all-women cast featuring Christine Lahti, creative and producing team led by Daryl Roth.
Written by: Nelson Diaz-Marcano
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.
Downtown Urban Arts Festival - Winner: Best Play