Cadillac Crew opens at WAM Theatre at Shakespeare and Company's Tina Packer Playhouse on October 16th. I coached the cast in Richmond Virginia dialects.
Stand and Deliver opens at the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department on September 30th. I coached their actors in East Los Angeles Chicano Dialects, and Bolivian and Guatemalan accents.
ON YOUR FEET! begins previews on July 13th at the Phoenix Theatre Company. I coached the actors in a Cuban accent, a Miami dialect, and Cuban Spanish language pronunciation. For tickets and more info visit https://phoenixtheatre.com/the-season/your-feet-story-emilio-gloria-estefan
I'm currently serving as the Accent and Dialect coach for SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Lydia Fort at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY. I worked with the actors on developing a Ghanaian accent. The show opens on June 15th. Click HERE for more info.
I am excited to be joining the Play Incubation Collective's 2022 Developmental Residency as a creative advisor for Aria Acevedo's play in development, Return to Abya Yala.
April was also an exciting month for Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido! The workshop production collaboration between the UMass Amherst Department of Theater and Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble, debuted at UMass Amherst April 7th - 9th, 2022.
On April 12th, Olvidados received its New York City premiere as part of the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab's 4xLatiné new musicals showcase.
Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido has been accepted into the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab's 4x15 event at Teatro Latea in NYC! Moises Vázquez and I are one of four writing teams who will have a 15-minute excerpt of our work shared at this exciting showcase of brand new music theatre works in development!
The excerpts will be staged and fully sung by professional actors and directors. Even more inspiring - every show in the 4x15 is written by Latiné writers.
Tickets will be on sale soon, so if you want to see a bit of our work and hang out with me in NYC on April 12th, you can follow the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab website for more information.
The Smith College Department of Theatre's production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, written by Anna Deveare Smith and directed by Kyle Boatwright, opens on March 3rd! I coached the actors in the production on a variety of accents and idiolects, including Korean and Mexican-American. More information here.