August 23, 2013
I’ve been keeping this news under my hat for a while now, but now it’s official. Arizona Theatre Company has announced that my play The River Bride is Co-Winner of the 2013 National Latino Playwriting Award, an honor I share with playwright Caridad Svich whose play Spark is the other Co-Winner. It’s the first time in the history of the award that two playwrights are sharing the award like this. It is an honor to be recognized with Caridad.
The River Brideis the first in my cycle of fairy tale plays inspired by Latino folklore and it goes up in AlterTheater‘s upcoming 2013/2014 season. Here’s the synopsis for the play:
Three days before a wedding a handsome and mysterious man is fished from the Amazon River. Set once upon a time in a small Brazilian fishing village, The River Bride is a tale of true love, regret and two sisters who struggle to be true to each other and their hearts.