AZTEC PIRATES & THE INEQUITY OF SACRIFICE

[FULL LENGTH] Three years after the deadly actions of ICE agent Johnny Montenegro changed their lives forever, Elida wants closure, Carmen wants absolution, and Michelle wants justice. But as they try to move on from the events of that traumatic night in South Texas, looming mysteries and visions of prophetic Aztec Warriors force them into a journey that will entangle their lives further.

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[FULL LENGTH] Three years after the deadly actions of ICE agent Johnny Montenegro changed their lives forever, Elida wants closure, Carmen wants absolution, and Michelle wants justice. But as they try to move on from the events of that traumatic night in South Texas, looming mysteries and visions of prophetic Aztec Warriors force them into a journey that will entangle their lives further.

Across borders and allegiances this three part fantasia takes you on a harrowing and disturbing adventure that examines life for LatinX people caught between embracing their roots and conforming to the mob mentality of a Trump-era USA.

Part 2 in the Aztec Pirates Trilogy
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AZTEC PIRATES & THE INEQUITY OF SACRIFICE

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Apr. 2021
    A riveting journey that keeps us hooked as these characters struggle to make choices that will forever affect them and those around them. Well done.
  • Nilsa Reyna:
    1 Feb. 2021
    I love this trilogy and I believe the third play isn't even written yet! The characters are caught between physical, spiritual, and moral borders propelling them to struggle with injustice and atonement. The stakes are high and their choices will affect generations to come.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    11 May. 2020
    David Davila creates a wondrous exploration of Latinx identity from the perspectives of class, immigration, sides of the law enforcement equation, religion, spirituality, mental health, language, gender, and, yes, even fertility. To say that AZTEC PIRATES & THE INEQUITY OF SACRIFICE is sweeping and large as the history of Latinx people in the United States of America is an understatement. A marvel of a play that continues to give with each new scene and each new read. A truly breathtaking piece.

Character Information

  • Elida Montenegro
    Thirties,
    Hispanic
    ,
    Female
    Johnny's wife, Hispanic. Wants more out of life, or at least wants everyone to think she has everything she wants in life.
  • Carmen Fernandez
    Thirties,
    Aztec-American
    ,
    Female
    Aztec-American, married to Beto, but nobody's wife! Extremely woke.
  • Michelle Salinas
    Twenties/Thirties,
    Latina
    ,
    Female
    Salvador's wife, a waitress, wants to be a soccer mom.
  • Beto Fernandez
    Thirties,
    Mexican-American
    ,
    Male
    ICE Officer, Johnny's partner, Mexican-American, a joker, a prankster, the life of the party.
  • Homer Resendez
    Thirties/Forties,
    Latino
    ,
    Male
    A very good looking, Latino surgeon, thirties or forties. (Also plays Pulido, & Ice Agent A)
  • Xochitl "Samantha" Rojas
    Early Twenties,
    Indigenous Latina
    ,
    Female
    A young immigrant woman from El Salvador, indigenous (also plays Irma)
  • Sister Molly
    Forties/Fifties,
    Latina
    ,
    Female
    A middle-aged Latina nun who runs the Catholic Charities Respite Center. The kind of woman who gets things done. (Also plays Terre, Judge, Ice Agent 2, and Woman in Detainment)
  • Johnny Montenegro
    Thirties,
    Latino
    ,
    Male
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement Officer, Latino. (Also plays Alfonso, Aztec Warrior & Waiter)
  • Alejandro
    Thirties,
    Latino
    ,
    Male
    A gay latino man, 30's, who has lost something. (Also plays Johnny etc.)
  • Capt. Pulido
    Thirties/Forties,
    Latino
    ,
    Male
    A forceful man. Latino, forties. (Also plays Homer & Ice Agent A)
  • Terre
    Forties/Fifties,
    Latina
    ,
    Female
    A Mexican-American woman trying to live her best life. (Also plays Sister Molly, Judge, Ice Agent B, and Woman in Detainment)
  • Irma
    Twenties,
    Latina
    ,
    Female
    A civil rights lawyer, Latina. (Also plays Xochitl)

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Frank Silvera Writers Workshop
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    NYC Latinx Playwrights Circle
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Alexandra Castro Productions LLC
    ,
    2020