Braided Sorrow

Drawing on both poetic and naturalistic techniques BRAIDED SORROW tells the story of a young girl, Alma, who comes to Juarez, Mexico to find work, but instead becomes enmeshed in the series of lethal traps awaiting young female workers for which that city is now infamous.

BRAIDED SORROW draws a parallel between the conquest of the Americas and the impact of economic policies of the United States.
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Braided Sorrow

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    9 Aug. 2020
    An incredibly powerful and heartbreaking story of the danger to and abuse of young female workers in Juarez. The grief of outliving your child is unnatural and unbearable. Beautifully done, an incredibly moving and important play.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Poetic Theater Productions
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Ford Amphitheatre
    ,
    2006
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Foundation
    ,
    2005

Production History

  • University
    ,
    University of San Francisco
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Su Teatro
    ,
    2008

Awards

Winner
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Pen Center USA Literary Award in Drama
,
Pen Center USA
,
2009
Winner
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Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama
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University of California, Irvine
,
2006