portraitcrop.png

Book and Lyrics by Elisa Gonzales

Music and Additional Lyrics by Moises Vázquez

*Semi-Finalist for the 2022 O'Neill National Music Theater Conference*

Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido, is a song from the heart, an inspiring new musical about the many untold stories of the Repatriation, based on heart-wrenching true-life events. In 1931, as the Great Depression darkened America, a new xenophobia swept through the country, aimed at hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and their American-born children. In a story that transcends time and space, we witness the Repatriation through the eyes of three courageous women spanning across several generations of a Mexican family, and the songs of a shape-shifting musician who immortalizes the immigrant experience through corridos. 

Reviews and Press

Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido conveys the duality of an immigrant's identity.

The Daily Collegian

2022      UMass Amherst Department of Theater                 in collaboration with Breath of Fire                       Latina Theatre Ensemble  Workshop                              Production

2022      Latiné Musical Theatre Lab 4xLatiné                             Showcase Event

2021      Breath of Fire Latina Theater                                Ensemble Residency and Staged Reading

Developmental history

2022 Workshop production
umass amherst department of theater

 

olvidadosfinal small.jpg

All photos courtesy of Ben Barnhart

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

All photos courtesy of Ben Barnhart

press to zoom
1/18

2021 Developmental residency and staged reading
breath of fire Latina theater ensemble

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/9