Signature Theatre's world premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, begins previews October 18 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.
Hudes' second play in her Premiere Residency, following the 2016 world premiere of Daphne’s Dive, will officially open November 6 and continue through November 27. The playwright also directs.
The cast includes Zabryna Guevara (Water by the Spoonful, Emergence), Yani Marin (Jack Ryan, Empire), Samora la Perdida (Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Jack Goes Boating), and Marilyn Torres (Water by The Spoonful, Daredevil).
The production collides monologue, literary reading, music, and movement in its depiction of an author growing up in el barrio in Philadelphia during the '90s, in a Puerto Rican family held together by women.
The production also has choreography by Ebony Williams, music supervision by Alex Lacamoire, music by Ariacne Trujillo Duran, scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Leah Gelpe. The cultural specialist is Ann James with Kaitlin Leigh Marsh as production stage manager, Julia Perez as assistant stage manager, and Rudi Goblen as assoociate director with casting by Caparelliotis Casting's Dave Caparelliotis and Joe Gery.
scene represented in the play focuses, in multifarious ways, on women’s
bodies as sites and origins of meaning, expression, and exchange.
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