Guadalís Del Carmen

Guadalís Del Carmen

Currently based in NYC, Guadalís Del Carmen was born and raised in Chicago. She's an Ars Nova Resident Artist and a Dramatist Guild member. Her plays include Bees and Honey (The Kilroys List 2019), Not For Sale (UrbanTheater Commission/World Premier 2018, Jeff Award Nominee for Best New Play 2019), My Father's Keeper (Steppenwolf Theater's The Mix List 2018, The Kilroys Honorable Mention 2019),...
Currently based in NYC, Guadalís Del Carmen was born and raised in Chicago. She's an Ars Nova Resident Artist and a Dramatist Guild member. Her plays include Bees and Honey (The Kilroys List 2019), Not For Sale (UrbanTheater Commission/World Premier 2018, Jeff Award Nominee for Best New Play 2019), My Father's Keeper (Steppenwolf Theater's The Mix List 2018, The Kilroys Honorable Mention 2019), Daughters of the Rebellion previously titled Tolstoy's Daughters (Montclair State University New Works Initiative 2018-2019, The Kilroys Honorable Mention 2017, 50 Playwrights Project Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays 2017), A Shero's Journey (Yale Theater Magazine Issue 49, Parsnip Ship Plays Season 4), Blowout (Aguijón Theater, 2013).

Guadalís has been part of the One Minute Play Festival in Chicago and multiple times in NYC and is a Seattle Public Theatre’s 2017 Emerald Prize nominee. She’s an artistic associate of Black Lives Black Words, through which she has written two of her ten minute plays, Blue Wall of Silence and Racial Science. Guadalís is currently Co-Creator of NYC Latinx Playwright Circle.

Plays

  • Not For Sale
    With the Puerto Rican Festival months away, Humboldt Park prepares for the big event. With new neighbors looking to make changes, those that have lived in the community have to work together to either brace for change or let go of the legacies laid out by those that are long gone. A story about community, family, and politics, the question persists, who gets to lay claims to a neighborhood?
  • Bees and Honey
    Meeting young, at pivotal moments in their lives, Manuel and Johaira fell in love and got married. Although both were raised in the same type of environment, each had different perspectives on how their experiences affected their choices. Johaira, a smart young lawyer, has always been an independent spirit that gets things done. Manuel, is an entrepreneur on the rise with a mechanic shop that is on the cusp of...
    Meeting young, at pivotal moments in their lives, Manuel and Johaira fell in love and got married. Although both were raised in the same type of environment, each had different perspectives on how their experiences affected their choices. Johaira, a smart young lawyer, has always been an independent spirit that gets things done. Manuel, is an entrepreneur on the rise with a mechanic shop that is on the cusp of expansion. Both have ambitions and dreams that they hope to achieve together. Johaira lands a career defining case that rocks her confidence and has her questioning her husband’s will to adopt a more feminist way of thinking. But when Manuel’s mother falls ill, he has little choice but to care for her, adding more tension to things at home. When tragedy strikes, their love for each other is tested.
  • A Shero's Journey or What Anacaona and Yemayá Taught Me...
    Zoila has had her entire life planned and laid out for her by her family and society. She finds herself at a crossroads when she falls in love with a friend from the past. When tragedy hits, she decides to risk it all. Leaving everything behind, she meets two unlikely sheroes and together they embark on a journey that makes Zoila question everything she was taught.
  • Daughters of the Rebellion (formerly titled Tolstoy's Daughters)
    Even though Katya and Fanya are sisters raised in the same rich and aristocratic home, their experiences are worlds apart. With their country on the cusp of a revolution, the sisters take separate paths to fight for their country’s future. Having the odds against them, both make drastic choices that will forever change their relationship. With one sister sacrificing her life and the other sacrificing her...
    Even though Katya and Fanya are sisters raised in the same rich and aristocratic home, their experiences are worlds apart. With their country on the cusp of a revolution, the sisters take separate paths to fight for their country’s future. Having the odds against them, both make drastic choices that will forever change their relationship. With one sister sacrificing her life and the other sacrificing her livelihood, the fate of their beloved country ultimately lays in their hands.
  • My Father's Keeper
    Tirsio Armando Gonzalez and his wife Juana are the pillars of their community, in Dominican Republic and in their new home in Chicago. But Tirsio’s sudden death causes family secrets to come to light. Dealing with the their father’s truth and double life, Mondo and Sofía must learn to lean on each other like never before while...
    Tirsio Armando Gonzalez and his wife Juana are the pillars of their community, in Dominican Republic and in their new home in Chicago. But Tirsio’s sudden death causes family secrets to come to light. Dealing with the their father’s truth and double life, Mondo and Sofía must learn to lean on each other like never before while figuring out how to best honor their father. The Gonzalez family must define what secrets are worth keeping and which ones aren’t worth the trouble.
  • Blowout
    Blowout follows a period of several days in the life of the staff –o mejor dicho, la familia – at Gloria’s Jair an Maykop, a beauty salon in the gentrifying Chicago neighborhood of West Town. This telenovela style play explores themes of entrepreneurship, chosen families, how neighbors and cultures are created and transformed, steadfast love and support in the face of a rapidly changing world.
  • Sucking On Cucumbers
    Four women walk into a sex addicts meeting...
  • Racial Science
    How scientific and quantifiable is race? Does everyone fit neatly in one box? Two scientists try to achieve the impossible and debate where the racially ambiguous fit.
  • Blue Wall of Silence
    Blue Wall of Silence tackles the question, can you be black while blue? When police officer Tyrell Baez has to come clean about the facts of a tragedy, his loyalty to his badge is questioned.