Beige

A surreal tale of self-identity and the sometimes schizophrenic effects of post-colonialism, BEIGE is set in 2001, soon after the tragedy of 9/11, and tells the story of Soledad Iglesias, a young Nuyorican journalist who finds herself caught between the reality of her Jewish fiancee and the ideals of the notorious Puerto Rican Nationalist, Lolita Lebron. Existing at the crossroads of history, reality, and...
A surreal tale of self-identity and the sometimes schizophrenic effects of post-colonialism, BEIGE is set in 2001, soon after the tragedy of 9/11, and tells the story of Soledad Iglesias, a young Nuyorican journalist who finds herself caught between the reality of her Jewish fiancee and the ideals of the notorious Puerto Rican Nationalist, Lolita Lebron. Existing at the crossroads of history, reality, and cultural imagination, BEIGE is a quixotic, cautionary tale of race, Puerto Rican politics, and love.

BEIGE is the winner of the 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award sponsored by the Arizona Theater Company, http://www.broadwayworld.com/phoenix/article/Desi-Moreno-Pensons-BEIGE-Wins-Arizona-Theatre-Companys-21st-Annual-National-Latino-Playwriting-Award-20160825
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Beige

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  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    22 May. 2018
    There's a reason this play has been so widely recognized. The power of Moreno-Penson's work is not only in what she's able to expose through her words, but how she is able to make it human. These characters are all in search of their place on earth, but only one of them feels misplaced. It is in her journey we see the pain of a whole country. Tremendous play!
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support BEIGE.
  • Kitchen Dog Theater:
    4 Jun. 2017
    We are pleased to support this play! It was a Finalist for the 2017 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.

Development History

  • Residency
    ,
    MultiStages New Scripts Development Series (Ongoing)
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Luna Stage
    ,
    2015

Awards

Honorable Mention
,
The Kilroys List
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Blue Ink Playwriting Award
,
American Blues Theater (Chicago)
,
2017
Finalist
,
New Works Festival
,
Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas)
,
2017
Finalist
,
Inaugural List of Best Unproduced Latinx Plays 2017, https://50playwrights.org/the-50pp-list/50pps-best-unproduced-latin-plays-2017/
,
50 Playwrights Project
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Princess Grace Award for emerging artists
,
,
2016
Winner
,
National Latino Playwriting Award
,
Arizona Theater Company
,
2016