2020 Workshop Season

Here is a little blurb about why we chose this for 2020. 

PREHEATED

Written by Tenea Intriago

Directed by Filipe Valle Costa

A one-woman autobiographical show by Tenea Intriago, PREHEATED is a spoken fado* in search of a lost childhood. It's an excavation of her fossilized experiences, closer to the surface than she dares to admit. A quest for meaning within the radical unbelievability of her own truth. Because sometimes you have to lie to survive, until eventually the lies become truth. Maybe. (Maybe not.) Hard to know when you’re hungry. Luckily, her Vóvó always has a fresh loaf of warm Portuguese bread.

*fado [fah-doo] noun. A Portuguese folk song typically of doleful or fatalistic character.

Friday, March 6, 2020  |  8:00pm  |  MiMoDa Studio (Map)

Tickets $10 Online & At The Door

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PREHEATED

Written by Tenea Intriago

Directed by Filipe Valle Costa

A one-woman autobiographical show by Tenea Intriago, PREHEATED is a spoken fado* in search of a lost childhood. It's an excavation of her fossilized experiences, closer to the surface than she dares to admit. A quest for meaning within the radical unbelievability of her own truth. Because sometimes you have to lie to survive, until eventually the lies become truth. Maybe. (Maybe not.) Hard to know when you’re hungry. Luckily, her Vóvó always has a fresh loaf of warm Portuguese bread.

*fado [fah-doo] noun. A Portuguese folk song typically of doleful or fatalistic character.

Friday, March 6, 2020  |  8:00pm  |  MiMoDa Studio (Map)

Tickets $10 Online & At The Door

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RE • DESCOBRIMENTOS

A virtual series of original plays on the legacy of colonialism & racial oppression.

On July 19, 2020, Saudade Theatre opened up its platform to share original stories that reevaluate historical events and analyze their true consequences through a new lens. ​​Curated from submissions and playwright invitations, the festival's chosen works were read via Zoom, followed by guest speakers and a moderated post-show discussion of the festival's themes.

Written by Stephen Ruffin

Directed by Ryan George

Set in post-colonial Mozambique, we meet a detective who is brought in to investigate a grisly murder inside of a Portuguese fort with a dark history. Inside he finds only misdirection, wanton spirits, and the truth - impossible to unearth. I AM THE DEAD MAN is a whodunnit infused with magical realism, the demons of colonialism, and questions of what happens after we die. Or if we do at all?

I AM THE DEAD MAN

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Written & Performed by Cristian Gonzalez

Directed by Filipe Valle Costa

 

Tribu is a semi-autobiographical reckoning an immigrant son has with the unseen forces that push him off the straight and narrow path.

TRIBU

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Written by Charlene Adhiambo

Directed by Carolyn Michelle Smith

Anyango is the daughter of a farm manager in colonial Kenya in 1950. While peddling fruit, she befriends a strange customer who speaks of the future.

GUARDIAN

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Written by Monet Hurst-Mendoza

Directed by Grace Serrano

This is a play about colorism, race and gender restrictions in the workplace and society as a whole.

WORK IT B*TCH:

A Girl's Guide to Code-Switching in the Workplace

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Written & Performed by Bobby Daniel Rodriguez

Directed by Robert Montana

Bobby takes us on a journey through his Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian roots and shows us how they have shaped his experience growing up in America. 

THE OBITUARIES OF MY BIRTH

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Written by Stephen Ruffin

Directed by Alex Correia

Another excerpt from this post-colonial Mozambican story, we meet a woman named LITTLE MISS NO, whom everyone in the fort believes to be a witch. Is she? 

I AM THE DEAD MAN: Little Miss No

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Written by Tatiana Suarez-Pico

Directed by Juan Villa
 

Aaron and Mateo are in love, but will they survive the pandemic? The U.S. Mexico Border’s length is estimated to be 1,933 miles by some, 1,954 miles by others, and 1,969 miles by Wikipedia.

1969 MILES

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