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. My first directing project at the University will be a production of Almost Maine in spring 2021.
For other artistic work...I received a research grant earlier this year to create a theatre piece based on gun violence and community. I went to El Paso, Texas and interviewed folks about the 2019 Walmart shooting. I was accepted to the Djerassi Artists in Residence Program and went there in the spring to begin work on the transcriptions and the first draft of the play. Sadly, my time was cut short there due to the pandemic. But I continued to work on the draft and a zoom reading of the current draft is planned for September 2020. The working title is: THE EL PASO PLAY. The play has developed to address many more issues beyond gun violence. It's the most political play I've written and I believe it explores some of the most pressing issues of our time.