Soho Rep has announced plans to present Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members, in partnership with The Sol Project. The play, which is written by Mara Vélez Meléndez and directed by David Mendizábal, will play May 17–June 19.
Says Vélez Meléndez, “For me, Puerto Rican history and politics are super Sisyphean; we keep pushing the rock up the hill, and stuff keeps happening and happening and happening. The structure of the play links with Puerto Rico being known historically as the island that repeats itself, ‘la isla que se repite’—where maybe there are doors out, but you still feel like you can’t leave the cycle.”
Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members focuses on Lolita, a young revolutionary who finds herself in the Wall Street office of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board.
“Historically, trans women have been at the head of the fight for liberation in so many movements,” says Mendizábal. “Mara and I were compelled by the idea of summoning the revolutionary icon Lolita Lebron through a trans woman character, and by the notion of decolonizing the ideas that are embedded in our very DNA.’”
Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members will star Christine Carmela Herrero as Lolita and Samora La Perdida as Receptionist. The creative team includes Gerardo Díaz Sanchez (Scenic Designer), David Mendizábal (Costume Designer), Kate McGee (Lighting Designer), and Espii Proctor (Sound Designer), Javier Antonio González (Dramaturg), María Victoria Martínez (Assistant Director), Tyler Arnold (Assistant Costume Designer), and Genevieve Ortiz (Production Stage Manager).
For more information, please visit SohoRep.org