All My Mothers Dream in Spanish (formerly Solly Dreams in Spanish)

Inspired by Afro-Venezuelan folk history, All My Mothers Dream in Spanish is about three generations of an Afro-Latinx family and their encounters with their ancestor named Guiomar. An Afro-Venezuelan folk hero, Guiomar was queen of Buría, a kingdom established by Africans who rebelled against enslavement in 1552. Guiomar also had the capacity for magic and has passed this on to her descendants who are: A...
Inspired by Afro-Venezuelan folk history, All My Mothers Dream in Spanish is about three generations of an Afro-Latinx family and their encounters with their ancestor named Guiomar. An Afro-Venezuelan folk hero, Guiomar was queen of Buría, a kingdom established by Africans who rebelled against enslavement in 1552. Guiomar also had the capacity for magic and has passed this on to her descendants who are: A Grandmother who worked as a housekeeper and now listens to the birds who visit her mango tree… A Mother who is a successful physician in the United States and never taught her daughter her mother tongue… A Daughter who dropped out of law school to join a revolution in the same forest where Guiomar reigned as queen. This play is made of midnight conversations, Spanglish, and dreams that leave visible scars.
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All My Mothers Dream in Spanish (formerly Solly Dreams in Spanish)

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  • Jordan Ramirez Puckett:
    2 Aug. 2021
    I couldn't help but fall absolutely in love with these characters and the rich dreamlike landscape that they inhabit in this script. This play is filled with theatricality and demands to be seen on stage. I hope to see a full production of this play as soon as possible.
  • Playwrights Foundation:
    3 May. 2021
    PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION highly recommends ALL MY MOTHERS DREAM IN SPANISH, which excelled to the Finalist round (top 35) for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival out of 755 plays. Our community of readers felt this play best represented the mission of our festival. This work engaged us, inspired us, moved us, and was an outstanding example of transformative storytelling. Our local Bay Area Literary Council commends ALL MY MOTHERS DREAM IN SPANISH as a compelling, relevant, cathartic new work which should be produced now. Congratulations! #BAPF2021