PALISADE 2515

Mother, please, I want to go back to your womb. I want to go back and never be born again!

Written by Kisha Tikina Burgos

Directed by Mario Colón

Dates:

  • Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:30pm

Language: Spanish and English

Location: Gershwin Hotel: 7 East 27th Street | New York, NY 10016

Synopsis

Palisade 2515 tells the story of Daniela, a Hispanic woman who acquires her first home at Palisade Avenue in New Jersey after many years of arduous work in the United States. Pucho, a Puerto Rican handyman who was originally hired to fix a small leak, convinces Daniela to conduct major repairs to the house with the alleged purpose of properly improving the property. The house represents the American dream which turns fragile as the bleak future of her son, Cuauhtemoc, begins to be obliquely revealed. Daniela must face the imaginary world of her child who claims to have “a friend whose head has been replaced.” All the while, Daniela is in danger of losing her house. In a mystic and spiritual manner, Daniela and her son face the fear of losing each other and even themselves.

About the Playwright:

Kisha is a native of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Actress, writer, educator and producer of theater and film, Kisha Tikina is a professor in The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Hostos Community College. She is also Founder & Artistic Director of La Teta Productions, LLC. Currently in the postproduction of her feature film Under My Nails. After fifteen years working in the professional theater and the cinema of Puerto Rico, Kisha earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing at TISCH, NYU. She has represented Puerto Rico in renowned Theater Festivals around the world: “FILO,” Londrina, Brazil and FIT, Cádiz (Spain) among others. Some of her produced plays are: Anoche soñé que me comías (Last Nigh I Dreamt That You Ate Me), De mala muerte (With Bad Death), and “Nívea del encanto.” Her work has been sponsored by The Institute of the Puerto Rican Culture (ICP), The Community Media Project (PROCOM), The Public Broadcasting Corporation of P.R., The Toyota Foundation, and others. Her most recent plays are: 7 Days, 7 Plays, staged by Boundless Company at Teatro Círculo and Oh De Sea, directed by Tamilla Woodard and produced by The Internationalists Company for the Theater Festival “Which Direction Home?” at La Guardia Performing Arts Center.

Starring:

Bobby DeJesús
Iván Camilo
Maite Bonilla
Laura Gómez
Ricardo Hinoa
Rosie Berrido

Access to the Reading:

Pay $5 at the door and get a glass of "vino"