Cara Mia Theatre Co. opens its season with three solo shows:
Evolution of a Sonero
Written and performed by Flaco Navaja
Music performed live by the Razor Blades
Directed by Jorge B. Merced
NYC’s Pregones and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
With unabashed love for The Bronx, a gift for crafting memorable characters, and genuine good humor, Navaja and five top-notch musicians – aka The Razor Blades – bring on the charm, the rhythm, and the soul essential to a Bronx Sonero. Paying homage to many great musical icons—from Janis Joplin to Menudo, from The Doors to Héctor Lavoe, from Jimi Hendrix to Rubén Blades—the play is as much about Navaja’s creative evolution as it is about the wild mix that gives life to a rhyme, a people and a culture.
Please note: Recommended for ages 15 and up. Performance is in English, but some Spanish may be used.
Your Healing is Killing Me
Written by Virginia Grise
Performed by Florinda Bryant
Directed by Kendra Ware
In association with a todo dar productions from Austin, TX
When the US health system meets a Queer, Chicana body, its full limitations come into sharp focus. The result is a manifesto full of clarity into the revolution that must come in order for our society to truly care for its most vulnerable.
Your Healing is Killing Me is a collaborative touring production in development.
Please note: Recommended for ages 18 and up. Performance is in English.
Aug. 29-Sept. 8
Written and Performed by Frida Espinosa-Müller
Composed and Performed by Armando Monsivais
Ursula tells the journey of Nadia, a 7 year-old, separated from her mother after seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. As Nadia waits for her asylum to be processed, she reflects on the difficulties she is leaving behind in Honduras and the new reality she is facing. Live, original music from will take audiences into Nadia’s mind as she tries to make sense of all that is happening around her.
Ursula is a Cara Mía Theatre touring production in development.
Please note: Recommended for ages 10 and up. Performed primarily in Spanish with English supertitles.