AMIGOS DEL REP READING SERIES
Written by by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Sara Guerrero
Monday June 26th at 7PM
In the Lyceum Space
Following Amigos’ June Reading of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, we move to Saracho’s adaptation of this classic, set in modern day Northern México where class pressure and social turmoil threaten traditions, families, land and lifestyle in contemporary México. The Galván family, led by Matriarch Maité, have come back to their expansive pecan orchard, el nogalar, to reclaim their land after she has squandered away the family fortune. While away, the México they once knew has slowly been taken over by a drug war. Using the relationships between the Galván sisters and Maité with her daughters, the play focuses on whether the women will choose to adapt to the new world around them or be left behind, clinging to the past.
Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. She is a playwright and Television Writer who's worked on "How To Get Away With Murder," HBO's "Looking," "Girls," and "Devious Maids." Named "Best New Playwright" by Chicago Magazine, Saracho has had plays produced at: Primary Stages in NYC, 2nd Stage in NYC, Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Fountain Theater, Clubbed Thumb, NEXT Theater and 16th Street Theater. Saracho was named one of nine national Latino "Luminarios" by Café magazine and given the first "Revolucionario" Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art. She is the founder of Teatro Luna (the first all-Latina Theatre Company in the nation) as well as the founder of ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists). She is currently in development at STARZ and with Big Beach Films and under commission with: South Coast RepertoryTheatre and Two Rivers Theatre. Tanya is a proud SAG/AFTRA actor.
Sara was project director of South Coast Repertory's two-year bilingual Dialogos/Dialogue project and previously served for two years as coordinator of Arts Orange County's Dia del Nino festival. In this month's issue of the national magazine AMERICAN THEATRE, Sara was featured as one of the "People to Watch."
She is also a proud Santanera.
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October 2016 The Sweetheart Deal, September 2016
Manifest Destinitis, which originated in Amigos del REP
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