Waiting

"Why does it happen, over and over and over? Why do they take you, my friend, and put you in a cage in the hopes of deporting you? What harm have you done to them? You are as much of this country as you are of México. But you are not home in either place. Ni de aquí, ni de allá." With these words, Isabel describes the absurd reality suffered by her longtime friend, Jesús, who is kidnapped each night...
"Why does it happen, over and over and over? Why do they take you, my friend, and put you in a cage in the hopes of deporting you? What harm have you done to them? You are as much of this country as you are of México. But you are not home in either place. Ni de aquí, ni de allá." With these words, Isabel describes the absurd reality suffered by her longtime friend, Jesús, who is kidnapped each night by immigration officials and thrown into a cage to await deportation. But each time, Jesús escapes and makes his way back to the park to be with Isabel and await the mysterious Godínez.

Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s iconic Godot play and our country's anti-immigrant policies, WAITING explores the meaning—and absurdities—of identity and belonging.

WAITING is a shorter, pandemic version of the playwright’s full-length play, WAITING FOR GODÍNEZ.
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Waiting

Character Information

  • Isabel (aka Chavalita)
    30 - 50,
    Latina
    ,
    woman
  • Jesús (aka Chuy)
    30 - 50,
    Latino
    ,
    Man
  • Piso
    40 - 70,
    Any
    ,
    Man
  • Afortunada
    20 - 40,
    Any
    ,
    woman
  • Child
    10 - 15,
    Latinx
    ,
    Agender/Non-binary (they/them)

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights' Arena
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Playwrights' Arena
    ,
    2021