DIVISADERO explores the conflict between a widowed publisher and her mother-in-law over the legacy of their late wife and daughter (respectively). Each one wishes to publicly highlight one facet of the writer’s identity, and bury the others. Between the two great loves of the late writer’s life… who has the right to tell her story?
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14 Jan. 2021
An insightful look into the legacy left behind when a blindness to white privilege leaves its mark. Well done. ”
19 Aug. 2020
A truly exceptional piece! Rivas tells a compelling story with dynamic and vividly-rendered characters and utilizes transitions, haunting and out-of-reality moments, and well-structured toying with chronology exceedingly well. His exploration of Michelle, Lisa, and Holly's blindnesses to their white privilege (and the root of such blindness) and Alma, Teresa, Beatríz, and "Mark's" complex relationships to one another and their identities are thoroughly rendered and nuanced. These characters speak profound truths while sounding 100% natural and human. The ending is poignant and forward looking, and everyone emerges from this piece with a satisfying arc. This should be read/seen/produced often! ”
8 Apr. 2019
Brilliant. A searing look at white fragility, and the lengths the conquerors will go to center themselves in POC stories. A tremendous work. ”