Luis Roberto Herrera

Luis Roberto Herrera

Luis Roberto Herrera is currently a New York City based playwright with a bachelor’s degree in Acting from the University of Florida currently pursuing his M.F.A. in playwriting at The New School. He was a resident playwright in the GREENHOUSE Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. He has had work produced at the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, and the New York Summer Theatre Festival. His full-length plays include...
Luis Roberto Herrera is currently a New York City based playwright with a bachelor’s degree in Acting from the University of Florida currently pursuing his M.F.A. in playwriting at The New School. He was a resident playwright in the GREENHOUSE Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. He has had work produced at the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival, and the New York Summer Theatre Festival. His full-length plays include; Pale Blue Dot, BANG BANG, Poolside Glow, I don't know what this is..., WELCOME, WE ARE NOW CLOSED, Born Still, SAA(not that one) and Grandma’s Armchair. Poolside Glow was chosen for the New Year New Works reading series at Fantasy Theatre Factory on January 26th 2019, and was most recently a part of the Greenhouse Development Residency 2019 program at FIU. He was a part of the 2019 Athena Writes fellowship at Athena Theatre Company and most recently had a play reading of Grandma’s Armchair through Zoetic Stage

Plays

  • AT THE END OF THE HALL(under construction)
    It’s 3am, and Tull and Sai are having trouble sleeping. In the process of packing up a childhood home, something is keeping them awake - it’s an old house, and old houses make noise… but something tells them that it isn’t just the sounds of an aging home lurking in the shadows. As they wake up again and again and again and again in this seemingly empty house, confrontation is inevitable. The past comes back to...
    It’s 3am, and Tull and Sai are having trouble sleeping. In the process of packing up a childhood home, something is keeping them awake - it’s an old house, and old houses make noise… but something tells them that it isn’t just the sounds of an aging home lurking in the shadows. As they wake up again and again and again and again in this seemingly empty house, confrontation is inevitable. The past comes back to haunt them while they discover who they are to each other, and themselves.
  • BLOOD ON THESE HANDS: A Tale from the South(ern) American Frontier
    The year is 1883.
    In the harsh landscape of the American Frontier, two women are on journeys of redemption, and revenge. Through flashbacks and recollections we watch as the typical Western is flipped on its head, shining light on the untold experience of Latino people within this violent and unforgiving country.
  • Grandma's Armchair
    It's the very last day of an art exhibition at a museum that is closing for good. Margo Redding, the security guard, stands her post and watches patrons come and go. Life seems to be bustling throughout the museum, and maybe even in the artwork itself. Who is watching who?
  • SAA(not that one)
    A newcomer in an alien abduction support group starts to doubt his reality when he’s the only one that notices its members start disappearing.
  • TREASURE ISLAND
    A classic pirate adventure story about growing up.
    Jim Hawkins is taken aboard the Hispaniola on an expedition to find the famous Captain Flint's treasure. While on this journey fights are had, laughter ensues, and betrayal run amok as they all fight for the infamous treasure.
  • POOLSIDE GLOW
    Afraid of her true desires, Serena searches for what she believes is love and whether she deserves it. Through a series of late-night swims she explores how much she is willing to sacrifice and endure in the pursuit of it.
  • Born Still
    A woman struggles to find happiness in the midst of an important life altering decision. Within the confines of a car the night takes turn, after turn, after turn, until everything comes to a breaking point, and then nothing will ever be the same...
  • When superheroes die and how we mourn them...
    What does it mean to lose someone? How do we deal with loss, how do we move forward and honestly, do we move forward at all? When superheroes die they always come back, but when the real heroes in our lives disappear, what do they leave behind?
  • The Sound Of All
    So much sound, we heard it all, the sound was all.
  • Welcome, We Are Now Closed.
    This is a three act play about the final two weeks of a comic book shop as it slowly closes down for good. It is about the people that work there, the everyday life of the store and how the wide variety of customers color what seems mundane, as out of the ordinary. Throughout the course of the play we see how the store means something to each of the employees and how despite their sometimes cold and supposed...
    This is a three act play about the final two weeks of a comic book shop as it slowly closes down for good. It is about the people that work there, the everyday life of the store and how the wide variety of customers color what seems mundane, as out of the ordinary. Throughout the course of the play we see how the store means something to each of the employees and how despite their sometimes cold and supposed rude exteriors, deep down they’re human, and they will all miss something that is disappearing from their lives.
  • I FUCKING L#?E YOU
    Love is hard, we all know it, and when pushed to the edge of it sometimes we snap - love does crazy things to us and in this one person show we see just how much you have to love a person just to truly hate them.
  • On the bed
    (A short play)
    Two sisters must clean up what’s left of their childhood home as it is reduced to the confines of a half empty garage. While they confront hard truths about one another, will this process push them apart, or bring them closer together?
  • Aliens & Ghosts
    What happens while we wait for something?
    Does life pass is by or do we get abducted by Aliens, haunted by ghosts, or, do we find happiness?
  • I FUCKING H#!E YOU
    A play in response, love and hate exist within one another, and there are always two sides to one story…
    Here’s the other side.
  • HUNGRY - a short play
    As two unfriendly friends wait in dark of the woods, their hunger grows. Hunger for food, honesty, and something a bit more primal. What happens when the hunger wins?
  • GREG or (A one man’s journey through theoretical parallel universes and everything else that lies beyond)
    Greg goes on a blind date, always on the search for true love in the infinite multi-verse, that turns out to be more than he could’ve imagined.
  • GETTING IT TOGETHER
    An adaptation of the comic book series by Sina Grace & Omar Spahi -
    Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack's indie rocker sister and roommate. Tensions skyrocket when Sam and Lauren open up their long-term relationship, sending social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area, leaving poor Jack caught in the middle! Life gets pretty messy when you'...
    An adaptation of the comic book series by Sina Grace & Omar Spahi -
    Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack's indie rocker sister and roommate. Tensions skyrocket when Sam and Lauren open up their long-term relationship, sending social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area, leaving poor Jack caught in the middle! Life gets pretty messy when you're in your 20s and your friends are your family.
  • Try, try again… - a short play
    A brother and sister get ready to say goodbye to their mother, but some things aren’t so simple, and sometimes the past never goes away as the brother relives some horrible truth.
  • The Last Batch - a short play
    A father and daughter reunite after years apart.