I've got some great news!!! I've been accepted to a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of playwright Maria Irene Fornés. I will be led by playwright Migdalia Cruz, a Fornés protégée and at the end of the week there will be a public reading of selected scenes from workshop students by professional actors in Chicago. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from and be guided by a group of professional playwrights. I will be in the workshop with people who have had shows in regional theaters, published plays and received MFA degrees. Not to mention Migdalia Cruz is leading the workshop. This is a blessing indeed! Check out some of the writers who will be joining me on this journey!
The 2016 Fornés Playwriting Workshop writers:
Kristiana Rae Colón
Javier Luis Hurtado
Gregory S. Moss
Iraisa Ann Reilly
Jelisa Jay Robinson
Adriana Sevahn Nichols
Jean Carlo Yunen
As always, thank you for your support.
The Stories of Us was an incredible experience. Wow! All I can say is wow. I don't think I have fully processed what the past 3 Weeks have been. So I guess I'll start off with a thank you to God and the universe for bringing this experience, these people and space to me.
Who would have thought that a piece that that little ten minute piece would have become this?
I am not going to lie, I prayed for this. This spiritual, funny and honest experience.
Shout out to Florinda who is like the big sister I never had. Being fierce and Black Mexicana. Making change and owning her purpose. That cast who came together and showed me that a world where Black and Brown people can dance together, cry together and be vulnerable together. Shout out to the creative team who had the lights, props, music, stage managing, set ON POINT. Shout out to every person who shared in the experience. Shout out to my best friends, colleagues, professors, mentors, and kindred spirits who came out to support. Thank you Rupert and JoAnn for your support, love and kindness, but also your bravery in providing a space for this story. Shout out to the family who traveled all the way from Houston to support. Especially to my mom who tells me everyday that I can't give up on my dream. This experience was everything.