A Borderlands Drama
A Full-Length Play (3M/2F) In the old cotton fields of Socorro, Texas, Enzo and Rosita have snuck away to write ghost stories in an effort to raise money for their father back home while Tony and Veronica, knowing high school is coming to an end, are both building up the courage to tell the other a secret. Threatened by a creature in the darkness, these two generations will have to rely on each other and the voice of the repentant Tío Ofelio to escape the desert alive. It’ll take made-up-myths, stories of the past, and a rendition of La Llorona to defeat the very real monster stalking children in the borderlands.
The Ortiz Twins Are Coming Home
An Adventure Play
A Full-Length Play (6M/3F) Andrea and Mateo Ortiz have always seen their abuelo as a hero, but when an ancient Zapotec God reveals a dark family secret, the twins must journey back to the land of their ancestors to right a long forgotten wrong. On their quest, the twins will meet ghosts, travel through the underworld, fly above Mexico, and will learn the power that memories contain
A Desert Drama
A Full-Length Play (4M/1F) Carreon, an Iraq War veteran who has returned to his hometown of El Paso, has found it to be engulfed by the long brewing border crisis. Now a US Customs and Border Protections Officer, Carreon is tasked with interviewing asylum seekers and navigating a rigid evaluation system all while a specter from his past haunts him. Carreon will be forced to face the guilt and regret that comes with serving a country he loves while it oppresses his own people.
A Memory Play
A One-Act Play (1M/2 Any Gender) Tells the story of Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. Ruben has a long history of writing for the LA Times and covering stories such as the American occupation of the Dominican Republic, the War in Vietnam, and the Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico City, all leading up to his death at the Chicano Moratorium in LA in 1970. This is a history play told from his point of view, exploring the need for journalism that covers the stories of all those oppressed.