My play for Young Audiences, Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) was recently published by YouthPLAYS. It's based on Mexican folkloric tales and family stories. The play holds a special place in my heart, since it's inspired by my paternal Grandmother. Click on the link below to learn more.
In fall 2020 I started my new position as chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Redlands in Southern California. It's great to be back, closer to family, friends and fellow California theatre artists. I'll be directing the wonderful Matthew Lopez play THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Redlands this fall (2021)
After the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas in August 2019, I went to the border to interview folks about the community response to the incident. Those interviews inspired my new piece, THE EL PASO PLAY: 23 Acts of Kindness. I was subsequently offered a Djerassi artist's residency in Northern California where I began transcribing the interviews and crafting the play. I was fortunate to work with a great group of artists at Company of Angels in Los Angeles to develop the work. The play has recently been named a finalist in the 2021 Miranda Family Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition. I'm honored to be named among the other plays that are finalists this year.