Created, performed, produced in collaboration with Working Classroom, North Fourth Theater Albuquerque, NM.
Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pinata Woman and Other Superhero Girls Like Me, written by Luis Alfaro.
“Working Classroom’s talented youth theater ensemble presents an hour-long spoken word paean to Latina teens. Playwright Luis Alfaro has skillfully transformed the words of Latina poets Alma Cervantes, Sandra Munoz and Marisela Norte into a script that masterfully balances the shallowness of teenage slang-ridden discourse with the depth of pain, the humor with pathos as expressed in English, Spanish, Spanglish and Slanglish by five young Latinas on the tumultuous journey through adolescence.
“Working Classroom’s award-winning ensemble theater company comprises a truly diverse group of dedicated actors – African-American, Mexican, Hispanic and Anglo from 11-65 who train with some of the country’s top instructors and directors, present new work and contemporary plays by and for historically ignored communities in a highly physical theatrical language.”