El Barrio… A community teeming with life and creativity, but simmering patiently… in limbo. Change is coming…you can sense it… Pulled from the murals on the community’s walls, six vignettes tell the stories of dreams deferred, resilience, survival, love and community in a time of uncertainty.
Directed by Jose Aviles
Original concept by Iraisa Ann Reilly
Abdiel Jimenez, Daniel Melo, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Katrina Hall, and Melissa Sabater
and spoken word with Roberto Lugo
Marisol is home from college for the summer-with a big secret. How will she break this news to the matriarchs of her family without inducing her grandmother's instantaneous death? Good Cuban Girls is a coming of age story that navigates the first generation American struggle for cultural preservation in the face of exile. This story is told bilingually Spanish/English.
In this modern day comedic/dramatic classic we follow Maria Elena on her first journey from the Big Apple to Puerto Rico with hopes to connect to the homeland. But the island does not welcome her with open arms. She is an American, a gringa, too American for the island and too Latin for America. Leaving Maria Elena in a cultural limbo, an outsider in search for her identity, leading her to misperceptions and misadventures. But does she find her way? This Obie award winning play will warm your heart, lift your spirit and fill you with pride! This is a bilingual production.
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Teatro de Sol and La Fábrica two Latin theater companies with the same mission are joining together to form the only bilingual theater company in Philadelphia. Together we are developing a new work GOOD CUBAN GIRLS by Iraisa Ann Reilly for Philly Theatre Week and producing Carmen Rivera´s LA GRINGA.
Help us start out the New Year by considering a donation of:
$20.19- Will support youth outreach programming, help us pay for rehearsal space.
$201.9- Will be a producer of exciting bilingual theater or bring a classroom of students to a show.
$2,019- Will helps us find a permanent home!
Your donation will fulfill a need in our city to give a voice to the Latin community and preserve the art of storytelling for future generations in Philadelphia!
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Teatro del Sol
622 S 4th Street, Ste #1,
PO Box 63517, Philadelphia, PA 19147
2019 is going to be filled with new and exciting adventures, let´s make Teatro de Sol one of them!
New Play Development Series is an incubator for new Latin work that will nurture local Latin playwrights and provide resources and a development process that will hone the work toward a full production. A playwright will be paired with a director and actors in workshop setting with the sole purpose of allowing the playwright to hear and see the story come to life. This will gives the playwright the opportunity to make changes, create addition or to be inspired by trying new ideas.
Play & Playwright of the moment: Good Cuban Girls by Iraisa Ann Reilly
Workshop Reading: February 15th at 7:30, Mascher Space Cooperative