Recommended by David Davila

  • Burritos Pa' Morir
    1 Nov. 2023
    Hijole! This burrito packs a punch... or a machete. Burritos Pa' Morir is a comedic masterpiece that takes Tejano culture and smothers it in blood, while simultaneously being a smart satirical take on gentrification and white supremacy. With a small cast and unit set, this is sure to be a huge hit for many theatres!
  • The American Dream
    30 Oct. 2023
    Yo!!!!! This play is a masterpiece. Seriously, a masterclass is dramatic tension. Ramirez sets the clock, raises the stakes as high as he can and pulls the trigger while the audience sits in stunned silence with baited breathe listening to the sound of each other's heartbeats. This is a play for the ages!
  • That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven or, The Dawn Behind the Black Hole
    30 Oct. 2023
    Brilliant, exhilarating, poetic, and so friggin deep! This play was absolutely stunning. A knock-out!!!
  • 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.

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