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Mojada

MOJADA

LuEsther
July 2 - August 18, 2019

New York Premiere
Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew

MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns with the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. Helmed by Chay Yew (Oedipus El Rey), this play masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.

Alfaro’s OEDIPUS EL REY, produced last season in collaboration with the Sol Project, was hailed by The New York Times as a “dynamic reminder that we are living in a political moment when stories matter.”

With great poetry, humor, and heart, MOJADA is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself.

LuEsther
July 2 - August 18, 2019

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

This production is in development. Please check back closer to your performance for specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555

MOJADA is made possible by David Frederick & Sophia Lynn.

CALENDAR.

This production is sold out. Please check back as additional tickets may become available at a later date.

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Cast.

VANESSA ASPILLAGA

VANESSA ASPILLAGA

VANESSA ASPILLAGA (Josefina) has appeared at The Public in As You Like It. Her Broadway credits include Anna in the Tropics. She has appeared Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout, Signature, Lincoln Center, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Women’s Project, INTAR, LAByrinth, BAM, La MaMa, and NYTW. Her film credits include Hustlers, Trick, The Subject, Detours, Gun Hill Road, Morning Glory, Love and Other Drugs, Petty Crimes, Pyrite, and Stringer. HerTV appearances include “Madam Secretary,” “High Maintenance,” “Search Party,” “Blue Bloods,” “Falling Water,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Flesh and Bone,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Law & Order.”

ADA MARIS

ADA MARIS

ADA MARIS (Armida) has appeared at The Public in Bang Bang Blues. Her Off-Broadway credits include In a Pig’s Valise. Her TV credits include “Mayans MC,” “Star Trek Enterprise,” “The Brothers Garcia,” and “Nurses.” Her one-woman performance pieces include I Wanna Be an American,Life Upon the Wicked Stage, and Listen to Your Mother.

ALEX HERNANDEZ

ALEX HERNANDEZ

ALEX HERNANDEZ (Jason) has appeared at The Public in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Park) and Richard III (Mobile Unit). His Off-Broadway credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (New World Stages) and Kingdom Come (Roundabout Underground). His regional credits include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theater Center), Time Alone (Belle Reve), Hamlet (Seven Stages Shakespeare Company), and Life of Galileo (Cleveland Playhouse). His films include Bloodshot (upcoming) and Millie and the Lords. He has appeared on TV in “UnREAL,” “Hemlock Grove,” “The Son,” and “Black Box,” among others. His interactive credits include Mafia III.

BENJAMIN LUIS McCRACKEN

BENJAMIN LUIS McCRACKEN

BENJAMIN LUIS McCRACKEN (Acan) was born in Guatemala and raised in New York City. He looks forward to beginning eighth grade at The Computer School this fall and is a proud pre-professional student at Ballet Academy East. He has attended acting classes at The New Group and a playwriting workshop at Writopia. His film and TV credits include Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, “The Path,” “Sesame Street,” and the web series “Slime!”

SOCORRO SANTIAGO

SOCORRO SANTIAGO

SOCORRO SANTIAGO (Tita) has appeared at The Public in Unfinished Women and Women Without Men. Santiago’s Broadway credits include The Bacchae. Her Off-Broadway credits include Adoration of an Old Woman, Kingdom, L’Illusion, and Romeo & Juliet. She has appeared regionally in Mojada (Jeff Award), Boleros For the Disenchanted (IRNE nomination), Another Word For Beauty, Trojan Women, A Doll’s House Part 2, and Small Mouth Sounds (National tour). Her TV credits include “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Seven Seconds,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order,” and “All My Children” (ALMA award). Her films include Devil’s Advocate, All Good Things, and Widows (director Steve McQueen).

SABINA ZÚÑIGA VARELA

SABINA ZÚÑIGA VARELA

SABINA ZÚÑIGA VARELA (Medea). Her regional credits include Culture Clash’s Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse); Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (OSF, Getty Villa, Theatre @ Boston Court, LA Drama Critics Circle Award); Tenth Muse, The Heart of Robin Hood (OSF); You Never Can Tell (Cal Shakes); Native Gardens (Cincinnati Playhouse); Culture Clash’s Chavez Ravine (CTG Kirk Douglas Theatre, LA Ovation Award); Oedipus El Rey, A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center); Bruja (Magic Theatre); and El Nogalar (The Fountain Theatre). She has appeared on TV in “American Crime” and “Snowfall.”