Director: Alix Hudson
Saturday 8/8 2:00- 4:00 pm
Sunday 8/9 2:00- 4:00 pm
Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie
cold readings from script; bring a monologue if you wish
A play by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Yemaya’s Belly, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is the lyrical story of a boy’s relation to his family and the ocean. He is lured away from his hometown by the material promise found in a colonial coastal city. After a natural disaster strikes his rural Cuban town, the boy seeks to defy his narrative of loss in the city. He disregards council from his remaining relatives and a local shopkeeper; still haunted, he leaves all behind to cross the sea with a young woman, seeking the fabled luxury of the United States.
JESUS/MULO: Teens. Male; gender-blind casting for this role.
JELIN: Jesus’ uncle. 30s-40s.
TICO: Male. 50s+.
LILA & MAMI: Jesus’ mother & a shopkeeper. 30s-40s.
YEMAYA & MAYA: A festival performer & a young woman. Teens-20s.