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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  • 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.
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    20 Jul. 2017
    A divine work move forward by fantastic prose. Raker has created a play that demands attention, digs deep into crucial moments in womanhood, and bathe them in myths. This is the kind of work only a courageous playwright dares to do and only a good one makes it great.
  • MJ Halberstadt:
    29 Jun. 2017
    This is one of those plays that is so much more than it "is". Cecelia creates a hugely successful theme-driven piece that flirts with infinity as it touches on the universality of a myth and its many permutations, demonstrating that the real multi-headed, hundred language-speaking demon is oppression itself.

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