Diaz, Solis, Zacarias and More to Showcase Work at San Francisco's Vanguardia

News   Diaz, Solis, Zacarias and More to Showcase Work at San Francisco's Vanguardia
Six short, experimental plays will be showcased at Vanguardia, a festival for Latino playwrights, to be held at the Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco Aug. 7 at 8 PM.

A list and description of the showcased work follow:

f*cking vigwan
By Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Sean San Jose

"There are a lot of horrible people in the world. F*cking vigwan is a horrible play about some of those horrible people. Warning: play contains sex, drugs, police brutality, horrendously (and stupidly) foul language, necrophilia, neo-colonialism, and some approximation of true love. This play should probably not be seen by anyone."

Ghost Limb
By Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Evren Odcikin

"Set somewhere between nightmare and reality, Ghost Limb is the story of a mother whose son is kidnapped during Argentina's 'dirty war.' Using her injured arm as a divining rod, she searches for her son while the world around her withdraws into a perpetual winter." The Origin of Rigor Morgan
By Octavio Solis
Directed by Rob Melrose

"The Origin of Rigor Morgan is one of playwright Octavio Solis' earliest works, written in Dallas in the early '80s when he was a self-proclaimed 'naive young punk,' and performed with a live band at the 500 Club. A tongue-in-cheek interplay of myth, Nuevo-wavo, verse, song, and dance, The Origin of Rigor Morgan is an installment from a 10-play cycle depicting the life and times of Geometricia, a heroine whose comic adventures are based upon a real high-school friend of the playwright."

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable)
By Caridad Svich
Direted by Amy Mueller

"Iphigenia… hurls one of Greek tragedy's most compelling sagas into a sleek netherworld of sex, drugs, and trance music. Iphigenia is the daughter of a political celebrity who embraces sensuous excess with a transgendered glam rock star named Achilles in a desperate attempt to flee her inevitable fate."

Colombian Book of the Dead
By Enrique Urueta
Directed by Paige Rogers

"After her son, David, is killed in a shooting at a Virginia university, Luz Miranda meets a hillbilly demon named Bubba, who offers her a chance to save her son. If she can find her son in the afterlife and bring him back within 24 hours, he'll be allowed to live, in exchange for her life. But the afterlife is nothing like Luz imagined. In her journey through the Appalachian afterlife, she struggles against headless Frenchmen, cumbia dancing corpses, and other beings from beyond as she makes her way to the one place she knows she will find her son: the afterlife of San Francisco."

El Virgen
By Karen Zacarias
Directed by Mark Rucker

"A blonde falls off a burning building and lives to tell the tale. A virgin Latino boy finds himself in a family way. Is this the beginning of the end of the world, or a just a good ol' Mexican-style miracle?"

The Cutting Ball Theater is located at 277 Taylor Street in San Francisco. For more information, visit cuttingball.com.

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