Crowded Fire is thrilled to share four new works created by the playwrights in our Resilience & Development Lab!
Our 2020-21 cohort of playwrights—Eugenie Chan, Linda Maria Girón, A-lan Holt, and Julius Rea—began meeting in December 2019, just before the world as we knew it changed irrevocably. This astounding group of artists continued to meet virtually throughout the pandemic, forming a community in which they held and supported one another through the year's challenges, loss, and grief.
After countless rewrites, revisions, (and the occasional existential crisis), the playwrights are excited to share their works in development with the Crowded Fire Community. Join us for a month of readings and help us celebrate these artists and their powerful works!
The R&D Lab is co-facilitated by Lisa Marie Rollins (CFT Resident Artist) and Mina Morita (CFT Artistic Director).
The R&D Lab Readings are Line Produced by Caro Asercion (CFT Producing Artistic Associate).
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - amémonos // let us love each other by Linda Maria Girón
Online reservations have now closed, if you'd like to join the reading please email Box Office by 6:30pm:
Reading - 7:00pm PST | Post-show Conversation - 8:30pm PST
Marcelo Javier, Director | Karina Gutierrez, Dramaturg | Kayla May Paz Suarez, Choreographer
Featuring Vero Maynez, Rose Portillo*, L. Duarte
With support from Stephanie Alyson H., Penelope Gould, and Natalia Delgado
Untimely. Uncertain. Unrequited. Unemployed. When newly discarded graduate Karina Inés makes an inconvenient pilgrimage back home, Kari is surprised to find Abuela Eulalia exactly as she was six years prior. Trapped between languages, time, and house keys, Kari and Eulalia are confronted with a choice; reckon with ghosts of a secret unrequited or lose each other in the haze of an uncertain future.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Kaleidoscope by Julius Rea
Leigh Rondon-Davis, Director | Caro Asercion, Dramaturg
Featuring Zaya Kolia, Nailah Harper-Malveaux, Ryan Marchand, Lilia Houshmand
With support from Toni Guidry, Solomon Casado
As industrious engineer Ervin explores his past, the memories of his two childhood best friends defend him through an exploration of his mother's mysterious abandonment.
His joyful memories with Geo and Cielo juxtapose his urgency to find a deeply hidden memory. Tinged with humor and nostalgia, this narrative also explores the nuances of navigating young adulthood with queer and BIPOC identities.