Sam is gay, a little trans, and a child of Mexican immigrants living in the Texas Hill Country.
They're trying to figure out how to express their gender -- to themselves and to the world.
Just as Sam is building the courage to present their gender to their mother, they go to a high school party.
Everyone is way too into each other and drinking way too much. Amidst the debauchery, a brave and strange set of rituals ensues.
"(trans)formada" is a practice in healing. It is about redefining and coming back to family.
cast: 7 actors
run time: 90 minutes
Staged reading, Shotgun Players Champagne Staged Reading Series, September 2023
dir. linda maria girón
Reading, San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, September 2021
dir. Cambria Herrera, dramaturg. David Davila
Reading, Sin Muros: A Latinx Theater Festival at Stages, March 2021
dir. Virginia Grise
Reading, Repertorio Español, June 2020
dir. Kathleen Capdesuñer
Workshop/Reading, Austin Latinx New Play Festival, May 2020
dir. Sylvia Hinojosa, dramaturg. Jessica Peña-Torres
Workshop, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, July 2019
dir. Will Davis, dramaturg. Mark Bly, choreo. Dane Figueroa Edidi
Honors/AwardsNominee, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2022
Semi-Finalist, Ucross + The Blank Theater Future of Playwriting Prize, 2021
Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2021
Finalist, Miranda Family Voces Latinx, 2020
Runner-up, Kennedy Center National Undergraduate Playwriting Award, 2019
Runner-up, Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award, 2019
Runner-up, Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, 2019
my eyes are up here honey
Francis, Billie, and Yasmin look at screens all day for work. Francis is an online creator, Billie is a customer service rep for a start up, and Yasmin is a graduate student studying film. Immaterial, a new digital avatar company is making waves across the country and hungry to expand. When the company enters their lives and connects them to a new reality, each person is faced with the truth of what their physical bodies need.
my eyes are up here honey is an exploration of boundaries, open relationships, and queer commodification
cast: 4 actors
approximate run time: 80 minutes
Reading, Echo Theater Company, July 2022.
dir. Borna Barzin
Workshop, The Workshop Theater Intensive, Winter 2021.
First commisioned by Alter Theater Ensemble in San Rafael, CA.
Honors/AwardsFinalist, Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, 2022.
no me dejas
After twenty years, Perla's, the last lesbian bar in San Antonio, is closing down. Three queers, across generations, try to figure out what's next for their city and themselves as the bar has its very last call.
cast: 3 actors
run time: 15 minutes
A part of 2021 Greater Good Commision with Latinx Playwrights Circle, Pregones/PRTT, and Darrel Alejandro Holnes.
Reading, Greater Good Festival, 2021
dir. Dillon Yruegas
scripts, ideas, moments that need love:
a group of twenty somethings buy a plot of land out in the southwestern desert.
a matriarchy in Mexico. The women are 5 foot and under. The men won’t stop appearing.
I must belong somewhere
a personal play about recalling memory, punching people in the face, and the hope (or lackthereof) you place in a teenage body.