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.
NEW PLAY: Fae and Paciencia To Be Featured at throw me an eye Arts Festival in Austin
The grind doesn't stop. Since then, I've been taped to write a play for a new and exciting Latinx arts festival. It will be performed in a staged reading at the Off Center. It is really an honor to be apart of this because Oscar Franco the co-coordinator (along with Anya Reyes-Careon) is an artist who directed The Stories of Us in the Austin Latino New Play Festival and working with him is always a treat. I am stoked about Fae and Paciencia because it is extremely different from The Stories of Us. If you are in the Austin area June 16-18th you should come out to the Throw Me An Eye Weekend!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Stories of Us!