La Llorona

Maria has a secret growing inside her and not quite enough toughness and badass gene-sequencing internships on the outside to keep it in . Rachel is considering taking up rugby in addition to Hebrew School just to piss off her mother—except maybe she cries too much to be a real athlete. And Molly has plenty to say to the Capitalist Made-in-China Internet Clothing Company who doesn't think her fat Native...
Maria has a secret growing inside her and not quite enough toughness and badass gene-sequencing internships on the outside to keep it in . Rachel is considering taking up rugby in addition to Hebrew School just to piss off her mother—except maybe she cries too much to be a real athlete. And Molly has plenty to say to the Capitalist Made-in-China Internet Clothing Company who doesn't think her fat Native body is flattered by horizontal stripes--but who will she be when she's alone with herself?

When these three girls got thrown together on a school project to research the local urban legend of La Llorona, they didn't quite bargain for some horrifying weeping murderess ghost to start showing up in their lives with haunting advice.
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La Llorona

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  • Rashad Mason:
    5 Dec. 2019
    You can tell the play is awesome by reading the description. You can also tell that it is unique and that the characters are great and unique and it has a a few cultures and religions in it. Its a good sized full length play so it'll be a fun ride. There is a reason this is one of the most top read scripts,so take a read at it.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    3 Dec. 2019
    In "La Llorona," Raker has created a unique and well-drawn theatrical world. Lyrical poetry, irregularly human naturalism, and haunting movement theater co-exist beautifully side by side. Rachel, Maria, and Molly are all incredibly distinct and compelling central characters with powerful journeys to go on. I love how this piece moves at a steady and intentional clip, but eschews cliched plot structure. When I got to the end, the effect felt almost like taking in an impressionistic painting--this sense that the whole was something profound and also so necessarily made up of its individual parts. Produce this!
  • Sabrina Sonner:
    28 Feb. 2018
    Beautifully poetic yet naturalistic dialogue. I loved the exploration of the cultural myths through their relevance to the three teenaged girls. I hope one day to get an opportunity to see a production of the fantastic piece of theatre.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights' Reading Room
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Fresh Ink Theatre
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Eager Risk Theatre - NYC
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    Our Voices - SWAN Day Boston
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Cohesion Theatre, Baltimore
    ,
    2018
  • Fringe
    ,
    Fresh Ink Theatre, Boston
    ,
    2017

Awards

Runner Up
,
Princess Grace Award
,
Princess Grace Awards
,
2016
Honorable Mention
,
Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2016