ALMA: WORLD PREMIERe
directed by Ana Velazquez & written by Benjamin Benne
It's been a joy understudying the title character in American Blues Theater's world premiere production of Alma, in cooperation with Center Theatre Group, Winner of the Blue Ink Award & National Latinx Playwriting Award.
"Alma crossed the border 17 years ago in search of the American Dream. Now, on the eve of her U.S.-born daughter Angel’s SAT, Alma believes all their sacrifices and hard work will pay off. There’s one problem – Angel has very different plans for her future...a heartfelt and complex exploration of the immigrant generation and their first-generation children."
As of October 17th, I finished a residency with Jungman STEM 8th graders in Pilsen and it was an absolute joy! I worked with their English and Civics teacher to create theatre and literacy curriculum inspired by The Hunger Games. The 10-session residency led to a devised performance for an audience of their parents and 6th grade peers. Throughout our time together we explored the question: What effects can tributes have on society?
writers theatre residency
cheez it campaign
I had the honor of working with Cheez It a bunch recently. My most recent stuff with them can be found on Tik Tok @cheezit. I'm also featured in a commercial for Cheez It Puff'd that's been circulating on TV and online! The commercial can be found on my Media page! And the Tik Toks can be found on my home project under "Featured Project!"