Recommended by David Davila

  • Bonnet Blues
    26 Aug. 2022
    A beautifully written story about a woman grasping at what is real before she loses what she loves. There are many many stories out there about dementia, but none so thrilling and poetic as this one. Cabrera uses scalpel sharp precision to create a story that walks the fine line between psycho-thriller and heartbreaking-drama.
  • Ascent (or the eighth wonder)
    25 Aug. 2022
    I was lucky enough to catch a reading of this at SolFest and it was such an uplifting and wonderful experience. This is one of the purest and most affective portrayals of a Mexican-American mother and daughter that I have ever witnessed on stage. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!
  • The Suncatchers of Sahel: An Ancestral Tale Told To Today's Griot, Part II: The Two Twilights
    1 Jul. 2022
    The epic tale of black queer love and joy continues and the stakes are even higher as this story crescendos to a shocking and terrifying end. I seriously can't wait to see a six hour production of these plays in one day. We'll get brunch, then part 1, then dinner, then part 2, then dancing and love-making all night long because that is exactly what these characters would want us to do. This is a major accomplishment for literature! Bravo!
  • The Suncatchers of Sahel: An Ancestral Tale Told To Today's Griot, Part I: The Crumble Under the Crescent
    1 Jul. 2022
    The openly queer black world that Burke creates in Suncatchers is beautiful to behold. This is an epic tale of love, loss, and betrayal that imagines what could have been and also what still could be if we remove white-supremacist-patriarchal power from queer-black spaces. It's a gorgeous story with fabulous elevated text and poetic dialogue with twists and turns and lots of steamy love scenes! This is a world I want to live in!
  • unqle play
    27 Mar. 2022
    Phew, UNCLE PLAY is a whammy of an emotional gut-punch. A gay uncle and a trans/non-binary niece excavate the pain and trauma their family has caused them and debate political issues through the lens of differing generations all while dealing with the heavy inevitability of Uncle's impending mortality as he slowly dies of cancer. It's a comedy believe it or not - with musical numbers and a whole lot of tears! Bravx!!!!!!!
  • Pot Odds
    26 Mar. 2022
    Gabrielle's writing is beautiful and the characters she's created in this play are complex and multifaceted. This is a beautiful trip, both literally and figuratively and right at the intersection of race and queerness in red and blue states that makes it the perfect play for a post-pandemic society.
  • The Re-Education of Fernando Morales
    26 Mar. 2022
    This is a gripping play that truly broke my heart. Just when you think you understand what is happening in this non-linear ache of a memory - Lopez twists your expectations in unexpected ways. This play truly haunts me.
  • Angustias
    26 Mar. 2022
    This is a scary-ass play. Little girl ghosts and demon old men in a haunted house in Mexico... nope. That's nope meaning HELL YEAH... this play is a bad ass horror play and I can't wait to see it with light and sound effects!
  • The Armando Project
    26 Mar. 2022
    Never have I seen a truer representation of what it's like to grow up as a Tejano, in a machismo-filled world when you're into theatre. This play is filled with characters who could be my primas and primos and I LOVE TO SEE IT! This is a nostalgia bomb for anyone who grew up in the 2000's in Texas. I highly recommend.
  • Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson)
    6 Feb. 2022
    A wonderful gob-smack of a play! Gimme gimme more! How can I say anything about this play without absolutely spoiling it for everyone? A unique study on who can claim an identity as an individual when the identity of the group is at stake.