white iris

Iris is proud to be Latinx. She also dates a lot of white folx. What's the big deal, right? But with a mom who's Down with La Raza and a grandma who dreams of blue eyed babies; Iris' love life becomes a political battleground. With help from her poetry and a bag of shrooms, Iris learns to understand herself, her roots and path to love.
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white iris

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    4 Apr. 2021
    Brilliant blend of fantasy and reality to look at whiteness and identity. Would love to see this fully produced.

Character Information

  • Arcoíris (Íris/Iris)
    early 20s,
    gringa, Latinx, white-presenting/mixed
    ,
    Presents Female
    a poet, activist, millenial
  • Kris
    early 20s,
    White, White-presenting
    ,
    Any
    big gemini energy, bay area/cali vibes (but really from the mid-west), soundcloud rapper
  • Carmen
    late 30s,
    Latina
    ,
    Female
    probably very "woke" in a latina mom way, aries energy.
  • Connie
    50s,
    Latina
    ,
    Female
    abuelita, of a better time, dreams of blue-eyed babies.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Casa de Beverly and Dragon Theater
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Pianofight's Shortlived VI Festival
    ,
    2017

Awards

Selection
,
Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant
,
Theatre Bay Area
,
2019