(Running time: 1 hr and 10 minutes.)
3 W, 2 M
When high school juniors Murdr, Mani and Javier find themselves in Ms. Tolivar’s English class, they begin to find themselves and express their views of the world around them. They compete for a space in the end of the year poetry competition for scholarship money and bragging rights. Welcome to the world of Black and Brown voices as they navigate living in the hood, police brutality, and the adventures of teen-hood.
Developmental Residency at the Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration-Texas State University, September 2019
SEED Developmental Staged Reading in Houston, Texas-August 2018
Reading at the National Playwrights Retreat in Creede, Colorado-January 2018
Reading at the Mexican American Cultural Center-June 2017
Reading (Scriptworks Monthly Salon) at Austin Playwrights Studio - May 2017
Fae and Paciencia
(Running time: approx. 1 hr.)
3 W, 4 M
Set in Texas, Fae and Paciencia tells the story of Jorge, a Mexican-American college student whose life is quickly spiraling out of control until he has an unexpected encounter with Fae, an optimistic Black millennial who has a habit of being in the right place at the right time. The play depicts young people of color navigating college, family, mental health issues.
Staged reading at the Rec Room (Houston, Texas)-Directed by Stephen Miranda 2017
Staged reading at the Off Center (Austin, Texas)-Directed by Oscar Franco
Commissioned by the Echame Un Ojo Festival 2016
The Stories of Us
(Running Time 1 hr.)
The Stories of Us is a collection of stories that dig deep into intercultural conflict between African Americans and Latinos, African Diaspora identity and Afrolatinidad. Think of it as a scrapbook of experiences, histories and feelings on the stage. It’s takes you through stories about African roots in Mexico, the time you told your brother you were dating a “Black girl” and that moment you were proud of your heritage. The Stories of US details our stories as people of color trying to navigate each other’s worlds and build one together.
Workshop Production with Teatrx June 2019 (Houston, Texas)
Vision Latino Theatre Company Residency and Reading-August 2017 (Chicago, Illinois)
The Now Africa Festival at New York University-October 2016 Excerpt Reading (New York, New York)
The Black and Brown Fest-October 2016 Excerpt Reading (Detroit, Michigan)
Teatro Vivo- April 2016 Full Production (Austin, Texas)
Teatro Vivo- October 2015 Workshop Staged Reading (Austin, Texas)
Austin Latino New Play Festival-May 2015 Staged Reading (Austin, Texas)
University of Texas at Austin-Spring 2013 Staged Reading (Austin, Texas)
Minutes and Digits (10 Minutes)
2 W, 1 M
A waitress is trying to get off work on time. A customer is trying to get a number.
World Premiere-14/48 Festival-Austin, TX (2018)
Queens of Little Africa (10 Minutes)
In the future, 2 activists daughters plot to move to a settlement for Black people. Not if a mother has anything to say about it.
Fight Til the Death (10 Minutes)
A band of family magicians is gets jealous of one of their sister's new found fame.
World Premiere-14/48 Festival-Austin, TX (2017)
Payment (1 Minute)
Dreamer's Cry (1 Minute)
Freedom (1 Minute)
World Premiere at the Austin One Minute Play Festival (2017, 2018)
Pop-Buelo (5 Minutes)
1 M, 1 W
A young woman seeks approval of her life choices from her grandpa who happens to be dead.
Reading at the Maria Irene Fornes Playwright Workshop Presentation 2016
30 minute Pilot
Recent college graduate navigates the real world from the comfort of his parents house.