All My Mothers Dream in Spanish

“The best way to fight for what you love is by standing still.”

Written by Alexandra Espinoza

Directed by Gama Valle

Date:

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 6:00pm Eastern Time

Language: English & Spanish

Website: Facebook Event

Synopsis

This play is about three generations of an Afro-Latinx family and their encounters with their ancestor named Guiomar. An Afro-Venezuelan folk hero, Guiomar was queen of Buría, a kingdom established by Africans who rebelled against enslavement in 1552. Guiomar also had the capacity for magic and has passed this on to her descendants who are: A Grandmother who worked as a housekeeper and now awaits death under a mango tree… A Mother who is a successful physician in the United States and speaks Spanish only in her dreams… A Daughter who dropped out of law school to join a revolution in the same forest where Guiomar reigned as queen. This play is made of midnight conversations, Spanglish, and dreams that leave visible scars.

About the Playwright

Alexandra Espinoza is a playwright, director, performer, and dramaturg. Playwriting credits include exxx…stasis, exxx…hale… (Villanova Theatre), Homeridae (Theatre Exile Studio X-hibition, Seven Devils Foundry), and Peril’s Island, commissioned by Shakespeare in Clark Park. She is a Barrymore nominated performer, and a 2020 National Black Theatre playwriting residency finalist. She is a committed teaching artist and activist, and a lifelong student for the liberation of Black/Queer/Immigrant/Feminist folx.

Cast

Guadalís del Carmen
Maribel Martínez
Milvia Berenice Pacheco Salvatierra
Daricel Calcano

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